Live edge cherry bench

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Project by Gibsonman posted 02-14-2017 02:38 AM 2042 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a project i built for my mom for mothers day last year. She saw a friends live edge table and loved the look so i decided to build an outdoor bench for her back porch. This cherry is a slab i got from my grandfather-in-law’s wood collection(he is the one who got my into woodworking). I used sweetgum for the legs and decided to use through tenons for the legs. The slab had a pretty big crack so i tried my hand at in-letting a bow tie to help keep it from getting bigger. I finished the bench in spar urethane so it would be able to stand being outside. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 02-14-2017 03:24 PM

Very nice. I love how the wood changes color as you get closer to the edges. God’s creations are amazing.

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#2 posted 02-14-2017 03:39 PM

Great bench!

-- Tim C., Sgt. Bluff, Iowa.

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#3 posted 02-14-2017 04:24 PM

looks great

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#4 posted 02-14-2017 06:23 PM

This bench is so beautiful and displays a lot nice craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 02-14-2017 11:03 PM


-- Chris, Athens, GA Bird Song Woodworks

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#6 posted 02-14-2017 11:19 PM

That’s really a beautiful piece!

-- I'm happiest when I have wheels on my feet or sawdust in my hair.

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