Wood, Stone and Iron - Black Ash Concrete Seat

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Project by palaswood posted 09-18-2015 12:42 AM 1491 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been tooling around with the idea of combining concrete and wood and metal for some time, and recently deciding to go for it. First time around so I just used a 3 dollar bag of quickcrete to see how things went. I sort of like the chunky look, but will most likely mix my own in the future for a more uniform texture. But experiments are fun since theres no pressure on the outcome.

Built a form, dropped in the black ash, and steel bar, mixed, poured and set the legs.

Legs are wrought iron reclaimed gate posts. There is a stainless steel gate bar running the length inside for stability. The Black Ash wood I milled from a salvaged log I picked up when I was out in Lake Elsinore at a friend’s place for the summer.

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#1 posted 09-18-2015 12:52 AM

That’s really cool! Awesome!

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#2 posted 09-18-2015 12:52 AM

Well I think your experiment worked quite well.

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#3 posted 09-18-2015 01:07 AM

Very nice. I would like to try that sometime.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 09-18-2015 12:14 PM

Interesting concept Joseph. I like it.


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#5 posted 09-18-2015 01:14 PM

Nice concept. That is really a pretty seat with the book matched piece of ash. thanks for sharing!!


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#6 posted 09-24-2015 02:13 AM

Purdee interesting

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