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Project by chrisirving posted 04-10-2017 10:22 PM 1236 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have a couple of acres of wooded gardens with trails, since I started woodworking I’ve been building a few benches and plant shelves. I saw a pile of logs on the way home the other day and threw a chunk of what I think is Sycamore in my truck. I cut it in half with my chainsaw and made some legs for it I countersunk some 4” deck screws and plugged the holes with 7/8” dowel rods
I’ve got about ten bucks in it, I’ll see how it holds up





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#1 posted 04-10-2017 10:33 PM

great idea perfect for a wooded garden and for the price you cant beat it.great job,and welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 04-10-2017 10:35 PM

Looking good so far, and the price is right.

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#3 posted 04-11-2017 12:55 AM

Very nice bench…

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#4 posted 04-11-2017 12:59 PM

looks good

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#5 posted 04-11-2017 02:10 PM

I think it should hold up an elephant, so it should do well.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 04-11-2017 03:01 PM

Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#7 posted 04-11-2017 10:21 PM

Also like it well.

I am fond of live edge work and using what you have to create something unique.

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

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#8 posted 04-11-2017 10:25 PM

Cool bench/plant stand – I really like those angled legs and you can’t beat free wood. But are you sure about the Sycamore? From the looks of that bark Sycamore would not be my first choice – all the Sycamores in this area have bark that peels off in big sheets leaving large white spots (local lore says the early settlers called Sycamore “The Ghost of the Forest”.)
Thanks for posting

-- Leafherder

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#9 posted 04-11-2017 11:41 PM

Well I thought it was Sycamore… I didn’t have any leaves to go by but the pictures I found online of the bark, (for the southeast region) looked like it, its more of a gray instead of white where the bark flakes off. The wood does look a bit lighter than the pics I’ve seen for Sycamore

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#10 posted 04-12-2017 10:04 AM

I was driving along Stage road last week with a load of logs for a job, somehow some must have fallen off, I dont surpose anybody saw them by chance?

-- Regards Robert

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#11 posted 03-25-2018 02:50 PM

Nice idea, looks attractive. I have forty acres here, One area with a stream flowing through it I cleared the area out and made it into a park like setting, some of these would be nice along the creek.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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