rustic oak log garden bench

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Project by BobO posted 1839 days ago 10361 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

last summer my 100 year old oak tree lost a fight with a storm and this is what i have left of it. nothing too special here, just a few cuts with a chainsaw and a little time. Now we have a nice place to sit. Thanks for looking.

-- i swear i just had that f*#$ing pencil a second ago!

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#1 posted 1839 days ago

wonderful flow and rustic charm

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1839 days ago

Hate to see a 100 year old oak tree go, but what a great way to use what’s left. Perfect setting for the bench. nice job.

-- John @

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#3 posted 1839 days ago

Belongs in that yard. Very nice.

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#4 posted 1838 days ago

Very nice. Gives you a great place to sit and contemplate all the kids that klimed that tree over the years. Now you can climb it the easiest.

Nice yard too.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 1838 days ago

Very nice! I’ll bet you sit somewhere else, so you can just look at your bench. LOL


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

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#6 posted 1838 days ago

Great looking rustic bench, looks like a winner.

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

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#7 posted 1838 days ago

nice liitle seat.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#8 posted 1838 days ago

Fantastic, man! I really like this!

The only furniture type pieces I’ve done where the bark statyed on were from hickory, which holds well. One of my first oak stools was done with the bark left on, and it eventually came off. However, it seemed to keep the wood from drying too fast and splitting. :)

Again, nice work!

-- Frank, Mississippi, Handcrafted wooden rings -

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#9 posted 1837 days ago

I’ve been wanting to get into this style of woodworking for some time. I really like the legs and stetcher. Thanks for the inspiration. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#10 posted 1831 days ago

Nice I realy enjoy the rustic ! They are inexpensive to make, and when the get weathered they look better

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#11 posted 757 days ago

What a great job.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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