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Another garden bench/chair becomes a dining chair/stool.

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Project by Junji posted 02-12-2010 09:15 AM 2344 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I made a small bench that goes with the bigger garden bench.
But when it’s almost done, I started think that this might be a bit too good to put outside?!? So I asked it to my wife and she agreed. So we decided to use it in out living/dining at the dining table. Ha ha ha!

The top is keyaki, Japanese elm, and 4 legs are pine. Tried not to use power tools except for the 4 big holes of the top.
Now another new project is needed to be done soon. I need to make one more stool that goes with with in out living room. That means I need to make one more dining stool and one or more garden benches… Wow.

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この一つ前のブログ記事、ガーデンベンチの横に空いたスペースがどうしてももったいないので、もう一つ追加で作ることになりまして、早速作りました。

が、だんだんと出来上がっていくに連れ、これって雨ざらしにして外で使うにはちょっともったいないかと、などという思いが生まれてきまして、結局のところ、ダイニングテーブル用に使うことに決まりました!
しかし、なんということでしょう。作りながら、その作品の置き場所をグレードアップさせるとは。。。

で、ダイニングテーブル用にはこれにマッチするもう一つ、イスを作ろうということに決まりまして、結局のところ、ダイニングに一つ、庭にもまだ一つ、これから作ることに。きゃー、まだまだ終わりませんな。

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/





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patron

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#1 posted 02-12-2010 10:24 AM

nice work , junji

love your work style !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Walt

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#2 posted 02-12-2010 12:56 PM

Excellent Work Junji. I don’t think you have to worry about that furniture not lasting. Keep us posted.

-- Walt, Ohio

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daltxguy

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#3 posted 02-12-2010 12:59 PM

Haha – that’s a great picture of your daughter putting your wonderful bench to use. Nicely done!

The garden benches are multiplying as is your need to make more and more! See what you have started?

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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mcchairs

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#4 posted 02-12-2010 01:44 PM

Hello from downunder , I like that , its a nice bit of work , sorry I cant listen to your music as I dont have broadband .

-- Do you like it here or would you rather be working ? . mcchairs@tpg.com.au

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Andrew

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#5 posted 02-12-2010 02:30 PM

Thats one heck of a dining room table. I love the bench, I just finished on and will post it when the poly dries.
Thanks for sharing

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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Arnold

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#6 posted 02-12-2010 04:38 PM

That’s a nice bench, but wow that dinning table is thick! Impressive.

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#7 posted 02-12-2010 05:39 PM

Your pieces always have a great design

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 02-12-2010 07:25 PM

Very cool pieces Junji. I like the rustic look of your furniture especially well with the functional modern design of your house. The two styles compliment each other very nicely.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 02-12-2010 07:27 PM

I liked your table and the simplicity of the design. Do you use lathe for rounding the ends of the legs that fit into the top or you do it with hand tools?
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Junji

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#10 posted 02-13-2010 02:43 AM

Thank you for your comments, everybody.

The dining table… Yes, the table top is very thick, but this is not my project. I asked my friend woodworker to make this about 9 years ago, when we got married. I was not yet a woodworker myself then.

mcchairs,
Yeah, hello from the other side of the world!
That’s too bad, but please try my songs when you can!

sharad,
No, I did them with chisels, and that is not so much work to do at all. Moreover, I don’t have lathe!
Really, I do believe that if you only do 4 legs, using lathe will take more time than by hand tools.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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sharad

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#11 posted 02-13-2010 08:47 AM

Junji I really appreciate your doing the rounding with chisels. They have come out so perfect. I like people who use hand tools.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Junji

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#12 posted 02-14-2010 03:21 AM

Sharad,
YES, I also like people who use hand tools.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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Guy Belleman

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#13 posted 12-21-2013 12:14 AM

Beautiful bench. Friend did similar for a living room table top.

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