Solid Cherry Live-Edge Garden Bench

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Project by Dave posted 07-26-2016 03:55 AM 1618 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Live-edge garden bench made of solid black cherry. Bench top is made from a book-matched pair of 1-1/2 inch thick slabs. Leg and support pieces are made from the same log and feature pinned mortise & tenon joints on each end. The entire bench was treated with hand rubbed teak oil, and is finished in four layers of weather resistant oil-based polyurethane. Two round 1-1/4 inch chrome furniture glides are attached to the base of each leg.

-- Dave B., Canyon Lake TX

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#1 posted 07-26-2016 07:57 AM

Wow , a real beauty! Great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 07-26-2016 10:35 AM

That is REALLY neat.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 07-26-2016 02:08 PM

beautiful bench

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#4 posted 07-26-2016 06:48 PM

man that is too nice for the garden,just beautiful,great job and welcome to lumber jocks

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#5 posted 07-26-2016 09:30 PM

very nice, beautiful wood, a gazebo would be in order to keep it out of the rain.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 07-27-2016 12:33 AM

That’s an amazing looking garden bench—way too nice to leave out in the elements!

I like the live-edge, and those wedged tusk tenons—very classy!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#7 posted 07-27-2016 12:50 AM

Wow I agree to nice to leave outside!

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#8 posted 07-27-2016 08:14 PM

How beautiful…really like the design.

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#9 posted 07-27-2016 08:24 PM

Very nice.

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#10 posted 07-28-2016 03:17 AM

Thanks to all for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your feedback and opinions. I just sold this piece yesterday ($ to remain undisclosed) to a couple for their retirement home here in the Texas hill country.
For those of you who cringed at the thought of this bench sitting outside exposed to the elements and critters alike, you can put your mind at ease. They were going to use it as an interior piece, which is fine since the wood was originally kiln dried for that purpose. Thanks again!

-- Dave B., Canyon Lake TX

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