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MAPLE SLAB AND LOG Bench (or table) LIVE EDGE

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Project by rivergirl posted 08-30-2010 07:13 PM 2610 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a maple slab and log bench (or table) with a live edge. Mortise and tenon construction. The maple slab is about 4.5 feet long 2” thick and about 20 inches wide. The wood is naturally distressed. The finish is tung oil (for outdoor use) and I have only applied one coat of oil so far therefore this is a work in progress. I would have taken more pics but the battery in my camera just died. :( Sorry about the typo earlier. The bench in this photo is maple- not cherry. Cherry is still a work in progress and apparently my brain and fingers weren’t communicating properly. :)

-- 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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mtnwild

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#1 posted 08-30-2010 07:20 PM

Looks good. Like the bracing on the legs, looks solid.

Cool dog….............Water Spaniel?

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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rivergirl

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#2 posted 08-30-2010 07:58 PM

Mtnwld… I like it when you tell me my legs look good! LOL

-- 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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Eli Adamit

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#3 posted 08-30-2010 08:23 PM

In addition to mtnwild’s (above) comment, I like your live wdge :). I’m waiting to seethe next photos where we will be able to see the grains. I’m sure they are nice.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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rivergirl

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#4 posted 08-30-2010 08:37 PM

I will try and capture the gain.. but my camera is worse than a hunk of junk… the photos never really do the wood justice. Ever. :) But I will try. Thanks for the kind words.

-- 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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rootertooter

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#5 posted 08-31-2010 12:50 AM

looking good, how many coats of oil will you apply…..

-- bob mt pleasant tn

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rivergirl

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#6 posted 08-31-2010 01:55 AM

As many as it takes rooter. :)

-- 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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Steph78

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#7 posted 08-31-2010 01:55 AM

Very nice! Good job!

-- Steph, Phoenix

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mainerustic

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#8 posted 08-31-2010 02:23 AM

nice work

-- Maine Rustic

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rivergirl

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#9 posted 08-31-2010 02:24 AM

Thank you everyone for your kind words of encouragment! :)

-- 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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sedcokid

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#10 posted 08-31-2010 03:18 PM

Great lookin bench, can’t wait to see the rest of the photos…. Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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grizzman

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#11 posted 01-16-2013 05:04 PM

came across your table as im looking at all the tables on here, but i remember this when you did it, and i really liked it, dont know why i didnt comment then, but im doing it now, i love live edge pieces…so where did you go to, i dont see you around to much, well i hope your still doing wood work, and raising your pups, ..grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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