Cherry and I beam bench

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Project by donaldmee posted 1432 days ago 2967 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bench is 7’ long and the cherry is 2” thick I made the base out of one piece of I beam that I cut in strategic locations. Then I bent the I beam to create the legs I don’t have a picture of the bottom but if I did you would see that I beam is still one solid piece the only welds on this base are on the top where the two sides of the beam come together and the ones to hold the spring truss in place I think I am going to do a whole series of pieces with I beams I really love the idea of this utilitarian cold object combined with the beauty of wood and turning them into an elegant piece of furniture.

-- donald mee

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#1 posted 1432 days ago

I really like your stuff, combination of wood and metal really play off each other very well, very artistic, and the wood definitely warms it up.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#2 posted 1432 days ago

Beautiful bench, great design.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 1432 days ago

LOVE IT! I like how this table combines the elements of your two previous tables: the industrial one and the zen one. I LOVE YOUR WORK! I get so excited when I see a new project of yours posted!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#4 posted 1432 days ago

love the contemporary,rustic,industrial, modern, piece. Eye candy

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#5 posted 1431 days ago

I like everything about it.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#6 posted 1431 days ago

Another beaut, Donald!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#7 posted 1431 days ago

This one has a very calming effect, so balance and inviting well done…BC

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#8 posted 1431 days ago

Looking very nice, Wood and metal combination too good


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#9 posted 1431 days ago

Very well done, it is elegant as you said. You have a real talent for combining the two elements.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#10 posted 1429 days ago

Beautiful in ever way. My favorite so far Donald.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#11 posted 1428 days ago

What a cool bench!

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#12 posted 1425 days ago

Great combination of materials.

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#13 posted 889 days ago

Dido everything everyone else said. WOW!

-- Pie

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