Honey of a bench

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 03-17-2017 02:44 AM 1412 views 2 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bench is honeylocust. Slab is 2-1/2” thick, 20” wide and 72” long. If you know honeylocust, it’s also about 120lbs. It’s 18” tall. 5 coats of Spar Urethane.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 03-17-2017 02:53 AM

super nice bench, beautiful wood.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 03-17-2017 02:54 AM

Great looking bench, very nice slab wood, I like your leg style.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 03-17-2017 02:56 AM

I love that bench Monte. I built a patio cart out of honey locust. Strong heavy stuff.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 03-17-2017 02:56 AM

Very nicely done!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 03-17-2017 03:02 AM

Nice bench, Honey locust finished well, I really like the live edge.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#6 posted 03-17-2017 03:23 AM

Beautiful bench Monte!

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#7 posted 03-17-2017 03:26 AM

Fantastic design and construction! Where is the slab from, if South Dakota I was unaware that those beautiful trees grew North. I’ve seen them in TN, AL, MS FL, and NC It’s cousin Black Locus is extremely hard and rot resistant. As an example dock supports extending into the water are known to be still performing well after 40 years.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#8 posted 03-17-2017 04:15 AM


Wondering when your next project was coming. It’s a “honey” of a bench! Did you use metal fasteners?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 03-17-2017 06:47 AM

I like it.

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#10 posted 03-17-2017 08:17 AM

Monte, this bench is absolutely beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 03-17-2017 11:00 AM

Heavy duty Beauty! I know Honey locust when it cures out it is tougher than nails. It is a beautiful wood to work with, You did a Splendid job on this Baby Monte.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#12 posted 03-17-2017 11:00 AM

Nice bench… As many projects you have going and finishing.. is there more than one Monte? several twins? LOL

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#13 posted 03-17-2017 11:15 AM

It looks great!

-- Janice

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#14 posted 03-17-2017 11:19 AM

very nice Monte, your leg design really compliments the live edge!

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#15 posted 03-17-2017 12:49 PM

Fantastic. Really beautiful

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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