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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.
#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.
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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
Bob A in NJ
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#7 posted 01-15-2010 02:47 AM
Pretty cool looking project. Love that finish!
-- Bob A in NJ
#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
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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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