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Two years ago, I was finishing up a rocking chair and thought it would be cool to add the bent laminate support for the back of a bench. So I built this bench for two. It is constructed from koa, a highly prized wood indigenous to Hawaii.

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#1 posted 07-09-2009 01:22 AM

Wow thats an amazing bench very beautiful and wonderful design.

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#2 posted 07-09-2009 01:28 AM

You can see the Maloof all over it. Very nice, beautiful.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 07-09-2009 02:13 AM

Now that’s a bench I would enjoy!! Well done

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#4 posted 07-09-2009 02:19 AM

Nice Settee !!!And great wood!!I would love to make a rocking chair out of some of that.

-- Scott NM,

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#5 posted 07-09-2009 02:44 AM

what a beautiful piece…i can imagine two friends sitting for a nice chat …...grizzman

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#6 posted 07-09-2009 02:59 AM

This is stunning….

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#7 posted 07-09-2009 04:02 AM

Beautiful piece!

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#8 posted 07-09-2009 04:24 AM

A future heirloom. Absolutely beautiful design, gorgeous wood and excellent execution.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#9 posted 07-09-2009 04:32 AM


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#10 posted 07-09-2009 06:38 AM

I have got to start building seating furniture… great job love your choice of wood and style.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#11 posted 07-09-2009 06:57 AM

Very nice….a favorite for sure.

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#12 posted 07-09-2009 09:02 AM

Very nice bench! You did a beautiful job on it. Love the wood grain. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 07-09-2009 10:49 AM


-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#14 posted 07-09-2009 01:57 PM

STUNNING! The wood is perfect for this project.
You did a great job.
Thanks for posting it.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#15 posted 07-09-2009 04:05 PM


-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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