Cedar Bench

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Project by Chaotic posted 01-14-2010 09:16 PM 2226 views 8 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Top is 3” thick. Legs are 2.5”. Couldn’t figure out a way to cut this stuff, so I used a chainsaw then did my best to use a straightedge to draw a line and square everything up on the bandsaw.

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#1 posted 01-14-2010 09:43 PM

What is it finished with. I love how it shines outside.

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#2 posted 01-15-2010 12:08 AM

It is a neat looking piece. Is it cedar?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 01-15-2010 12:09 AM

Sorry about the last question. After posting that comment I looked at the title and realized that it was cedar.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 01-15-2010 12:31 AM

Very cool bench, love the finish.

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#5 posted 01-15-2010 12:42 AM

Great looking bench. I love the way cedar finishes. Where are you going to put it? It looks way to nice to go outside.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#6 posted 01-15-2010 12:55 AM

Nice work. Looks like you got it very flat too.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#7 posted 01-15-2010 02:47 AM

Pretty cool looking project. Love that finish!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#8 posted 01-15-2010 03:29 AM

Thanks. The finish is General Finishes Seal a Cell clear followed by 4 or 5 coats of wipe on gloss poly.

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#9 posted 01-15-2010 06:57 AM

Really nice… such a natural looking piece of work.


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#10 posted 01-15-2010 07:20 AM

nice work. love that cedar.

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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#11 posted 01-15-2010 07:49 AM

wow cool

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 01-15-2010 11:21 AM

Hey Chaotic,
Really sweet bench….well done.

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#13 posted 01-15-2010 01:07 PM

Great colors and contrast. Love the inlay bow ties, make it look like bandiads keeping the wood together, Gives it great character. Should be proud!

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

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#14 posted 01-15-2010 06:49 PM

very nice bench… I think you need to leave the edges not perfectly square to add to the rusticness of it… Looks great…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#15 posted 01-15-2010 11:32 PM

Excellent job! I love the natuural edge. Is that aromatic cedar / Tennessee cedar? The cedar we have here in WA is western red cedar and looks nothing like your piece! Great job!

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