Live Edge Slab Bench

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Project by DBB posted 07-04-2017 10:02 PM 572 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some neighbors moved away a few years ago and left a pile of garbage on their front lawn. On top of that pile was a weathered live-edge board, half rotted away, that looked interesting. So I grabbed it and left it in my garage for several years waiting for inspiration to strike. It recent struck. I sanded as much of the rot away as I could, filled cracks and holes with clear epoxy, then finished with Arm-R-Seal semi-gloss. I wanted to put the bench at the foot of our bed so that our dog would stop rubbing against the bed and getting it dirty. So, I designed the legs so that I wouldn’t stub my toes on them in the middle of the night, then had a local metal shop fabricate them from 3/8’s steel. I don’t know what species of wood it is, but love the curly grain.

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#1 posted 07-04-2017 11:25 PM

Very nice attractive piece of wood. a real treasure. Amazing the things people throw away, priceless now..

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 07-05-2017 02:25 PM

I’ve only seen quilted figure like that in maple.

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#3 posted 07-05-2017 04:42 PM

This is a a real beauty.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 07-05-2017 06:03 PM

Great work DBB. Could you share a ballpark figure for what the metal shop charged for the legs?

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#5 posted 07-08-2017 03:27 AM

They were about $100, then I filed the edges smooth and painted them.

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