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Project by Timberwerks posted 08-03-2016 10:32 PM 1771 views 11 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Montana bench 2016: Catalpa, Copper, Bocote. 17” X 72” x 18”. Finish is an oil / varnish mix made by Timberwerks Studio. Joinery is M&T. More photos of the bench and the build can be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/Timberwerks/?pnref=lhc

-- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Timberwerks-Studio/126415221682





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Mean_Dean

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#1 posted 08-04-2016 12:22 AM

That is a great looking bench! I really like the leg design, that butterfly looks like an actual butterfly—and I love that live-edge slab! All-in-all, a great bench!

Question though: No stretcher between the legs? Are you concerned about the legs moving?

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

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Timberwerks

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#2 posted 08-04-2016 12:51 AM

Thanks! No, I’ve used this joinery & splayed legs many times and never had a need for a stretcher. As long as the joinery is spot on there really isn’t any movement to worry about. The shoulders of the tenons also play a part in keeping things tight.

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swirt

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#3 posted 08-04-2016 02:24 AM

A very nice looking bench. Nice proportions and gorgeous wood.

I’m curious about the copper stretchers. They look great. Are they structural or more just for appearance? Are they epoxied in?

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#4 posted 08-04-2016 07:52 AM

Well done all they way around love the softness off the butterfly. Well done

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

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Timberwerks

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#5 posted 08-04-2016 10:48 AM

Thanks guys! The copper is mainly for appearance but it does help tie things together. The tubes are not glued but they are seated in 2.5” deep holes.

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Tideline77

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#6 posted 08-04-2016 06:04 PM

wow, that rustic western style strikes my fancy

good job

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 08-04-2016 06:13 PM

This is a Very nice bench. It looks great.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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LoganN

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#8 posted 08-05-2016 04:31 AM

Looks fantastic! I love th legs and the way the dowels holding them together! The top is gorgeous. Just a great job overall

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#9 posted 08-06-2016 03:50 PM

love the unique shape of the butterfly key

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#10 posted 08-14-2016 05:55 PM

I like it

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#11 posted 08-14-2016 06:01 PM

simply love the thickness of this piece ….......GREAT JOB ….....GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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