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Project by Alan posted 07-18-2009 04:30 AM 3818 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my entry in the summer contest. I actually had been thinking of building a bench about two months ago and had already sketched out some plans before the contest was announced, so I put some other things to the side and built this. It is made of 4×4 cedar posts, 5/4 boards for the top, pocket screws and hard wood dowels for plugging the pocket screw holes. It was finished with 4 coats of Varathane satin diamond wood finish (never used this before, will see how it holds up). You can’t see it in the pictures but the bottom 4×4 also has a curve in it. As I was building this I thinking this would be easier with a band saw, oh well maybe some day. I don’t know if we’ll keep it or give it as part of a wedding present, but it was fun to build and I am happy with how it turned out. Any comments and suggestions on how to improve are appreciated.

-- Alan, Prince George





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#1 posted 07-18-2009 04:32 AM

very nice bench very cool design

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#2 posted 07-18-2009 06:22 AM

I like it .. good luck in the contest

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 07-18-2009 07:07 AM

very nice work Alan, it turned out great. It’s very sharp looking.

-- People who say it cannot be done should not interup those who are doing it

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#4 posted 07-18-2009 09:53 AM

Very nice, good luck with it!!

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

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#5 posted 07-18-2009 01:39 PM

Very nice bench, Alan and good luck!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 07-18-2009 02:35 PM

Beautiful looking bench. Looks every bit a winner.

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

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#7 posted 07-18-2009 04:34 PM

Really nice. Love the ends. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#8 posted 07-18-2009 10:30 PM

Thank you all for the positive comments.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#9 posted 07-18-2009 10:55 PM

The side details are exquisite.

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#10 posted 07-20-2009 03:22 AM

Very nice Alan, & Good luck! in the contest!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#11 posted 08-06-2009 05:41 AM

Alan,
Very nice bench! I like the overall design and the heavy looking legs especially. The bench should give many years of service and it looks great to boot! I think you’ve got a real winner here. Good luck in the contest.

Sincerely,
Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#12 posted 06-20-2010 11:38 PM

after i do a project i like to put my name on it AND date
then when i pass on to that pile of shavings in the sky they will become PICASO’S

ya pencil your name in it …. if ever refinished in 100 years it will be as it was before you made it…. just sticks

-- Marius PG_BC_CA

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