Cedar Slab Bench

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Project by campy posted 1696 days ago 4682 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This slab was cut on my band saw mill.
Usually these slabs get cut for firewood but I liked the look of this one.
I sectioned the slab and cut out semi circle saddles for the seat to sit in.
Then I drilled 3/4” holes with a hammer drill and paddle bit.
Next I used tight bond III glue and hammered in 9” walnut dowels.
The dowels were made by me.
It is sturdy and strong.
I finished it with boiled lineed oil.

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#1 posted 1696 days ago

Great bench. Love the look and smell of cedar. Do you lose the smell with the BLO?

Keep it up.


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

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#2 posted 1696 days ago

cool bench as rustic as it gets.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1696 days ago

Very cool.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#4 posted 1696 days ago

Now why in the heck would you use that perty wood for a fire :) It burns too fast and creosotes your smokestack up. Anyway I think you put it to good use in that bench…Looks good!

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#5 posted 1694 days ago

Unique yet simple design, nice work and great save. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#6 posted 1693 days ago

Nice looking bench.I love the color of the cedar.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#7 posted 918 days ago

nice bench. im always looking for ways to use “waste” from my mill. after 2 years has the bark come off ?

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#8 posted 918 days ago

That’s a very rustic but appealing bench.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 918 days ago

I don’t know what the bark has done after these last two years.
They were sold after they were made.

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