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Project by jcsterling posted 09-11-2009 04:36 AM 3020 views 37 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

two benches: 48” walnut bench and 72” curved cherry bench. Both using the same basic design. Leg slabs are tapered in thickness and width. Curved bench has curved stretcher.

Thanks for looking
John

-- John , Central PA , www.jcsterling.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776





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Vince

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

Very nice work, what type of finish did you use?

-- Vince

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badger

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#2 posted 09-11-2009 07:58 AM

Simple and Elegant.

love it.

-- "I'm just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe." -- Jango Fett

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#3 posted 09-11-2009 09:51 AM

I agree with badger.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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woodworm

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#4 posted 09-11-2009 11:02 AM

So cute!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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huff

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#5 posted 09-11-2009 02:35 PM

John, Great design and Great build. They’re both stunning, but the walnut has such an easy flow to it. Beautiful work.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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dustyal

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#6 posted 09-11-2009 06:28 PM

I have slab wood sitting around waiting for a project. I’ll never approach this quality of design and build. Well done.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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kerflesss

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#7 posted 09-11-2009 07:57 PM

Really like you design. Very nice.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#8 posted 09-11-2009 08:13 PM

I love the design. I am a big fan of the aesthetic.

Good Job!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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kcrandy

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#9 posted 09-11-2009 08:24 PM

Elegant!

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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Kindlingmaker

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#10 posted 09-15-2009 02:12 PM

A very beautiful bench. I love the clean lines showing the wood and grain. Great job!

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

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noahsea

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#11 posted 09-17-2009 07:36 PM

you’ve given me a big dose of inspiration to go to the shop and create. i wish it was easier to get a hold of natural edge slabs. nice work!

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jcsterling

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#12 posted 09-23-2009 03:46 PM

Thank you for the comments.

Vince, the finish is a mixture of spar varnish, BLO, and turpentine. around 6 coats.

-- John , Central PA , www.jcsterling.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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