Feel Free To Sit Your Sassafras Down In This Comfy Adirondack Settee - Wedding Present

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Project by BenZ posted 1867 days ago 2599 views 10 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This adirondack is made from reclaimed wormy sassafras wood found here in Floyd, Va. It was designed and built as a wedding present for friends of mine who recently purchased their first house. It now sits on their back porch and blends in nice with the comfortable atmosphere surrounding it. The brass plate on the table section is actually a door kick plate I bought at a local hardware store and then had engraved with their last name and a short quote. This was a fun and very rewarding project that will last for generations.

Thanks for looking,

-- E.B.Z. Virginia

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#1 posted 1867 days ago

Hey there Ben
That’s a winning design and so well done too.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1867 days ago

Don’t tell us this was made from grungy wood. It is beautiful and we both know it. Nice work guy.

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

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#3 posted 1867 days ago

Looks great! Should have been a loveseat for the love birds:-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 1866 days ago

I like your design and workmanship

as a great fan of the adirondack chair i always wondered if it was possible to build a double chair and your design has inspired me to rethink the idea


-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#5 posted 1866 days ago

Beautiful piece! Great work, and I like the choice of material.


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Jason Gerard

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#6 posted 1866 days ago

Wow, that looks great. I have some wood that I think is Sassafras. Came in a big lot from TN from my parents. About 20-25 boards (Only $115, gotta love that). Was supposed to be Red Oak and Walnut. Was really a mixture of those and Hickory and two boards that I wasn’t sure of. They look similar to oak but are more golden in color (looks very much like the wood in your chairs) and smell like freshly ground black pepper when I take my block plane to it.

I’ve found lots of descriptions of the smell of Sassafras and none of them say pepper or something similar smelling. But everyone I hold some shavings too immediately says “pepper.” Is this Sassafras or some other wood?

-- Jason Gerard, Jacksonville, FL

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#7 posted 1866 days ago

Good one! I’m working on one of these right now and I think I’ll try and incorporate that “book shelf” under the table into it. Thanx for the ideas! Bet your friends will cherish this forever! Or until the divorce! That’s when the big battle for ownership would begin!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 1864 days ago

A beautiful bench that they will cherish for many years to come.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#9 posted 1858 days ago

Beautiful….now if it had cribbage peg holes drilled down the centre WOW!!!!

-- Cedrus of British Columbia

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#10 posted 1771 days ago

Nice Job

-- Aflixa - Granja - Portugal

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