Mesquite Bench with Forged Iron Legs

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Project by John Millikin posted 06-05-2010 05:54 PM 5276 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bench is one of two that are nearly identical. It is 32” long, 14” wide and 18” tall. It is finished with Permalac making it great for outdoor or indoor use. The iron work is a combination of blacksmith and machinist work. The joints are precise without sacrificing the hand wrought appearance. The design evolves from the top down with the leg set mounting to the natural curves of the top. Mesquite and iron—a great combination.

-- Jack

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#1 posted 06-05-2010 06:07 PM

Great Bench and wood and wonderful design

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#2 posted 06-05-2010 06:14 PM

Love the bench and the use of Mesquite and iron in combination.

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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#3 posted 06-05-2010 11:33 PM

The entire project is beautiful with a well balanced design. I love the blacksmithing. That’s a hobby I’m trying to get started in. Keep up the good work, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#4 posted 06-06-2010 02:49 AM


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#5 posted 08-30-2016 04:37 PM

Jack, these benches look very nice.

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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