Rustic Black Walnut Bench

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Project by Klewis1234 posted 11-16-2009 02:04 AM 3246 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bench was a what the heck project. We had been talking about needing a bench for the front of the house for a while. I had saved some Black Walnut logs from going into the neighbors fire pit. My boy’s assisted with the cutting and sanding. Lynn and I did the poly finish. This was one of those projects that envolves the whole family.

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#1 posted 11-16-2009 02:08 AM

Very Cool!

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#2 posted 11-16-2009 03:10 AM

Beautiful, I like the legs and the finish is really nice!

-- Joanne, New York,

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#3 posted 11-16-2009 05:50 AM

this is great! I also love that the family joined in…I recently bought some walnut slabs…how many coats did you put on and whill this be indoors or out doors???

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 11-16-2009 05:51 AM

btw—-how did you attach the legs—-are they “shaved” as tenons?

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#5 posted 11-16-2009 05:51 AM

Very Nice Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 11-16-2009 06:50 AM

Very nice bench cool looking wood.

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#7 posted 11-16-2009 08:22 AM

Beautiful wood and craftsmanship !

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#8 posted 11-16-2009 03:12 PM

The bench has 3 coats of poly and will be moved outdoors when needed from our three season porch. The legs are connected using 1 1/2in. tenons that I shaved down using the band saw and a chisel.

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#9 posted 11-16-2009 04:14 PM

I seem to have a number of those “what the heck” projects also. I like the three legs. Simple and functional.

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#10 posted 11-17-2009 07:04 AM

nice work.

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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#12 posted 01-04-2014 10:20 PM

That’s a beautiful bench. I’m getting ready to do a similar build. Did you do any butterfly keys on the underneath side?

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