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Repost of FINISHED rustic maple slab table/bench

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Project by rivergirl posted 09-08-2010 12:40 AM 2605 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a repost of the maple bench I had started and finally finished. Length is approximately 4 feet, width about 17 inches, height about 20 inches, thickness of slab is 2 inches. Natural edge with tannin stains, mortise and tenon joinery. Log legs. Finish is 3 coats of spar poly. It took me a while to complete this project because Len, my significant other WEED WACKED around the fence while the finish was wet and the table got covered /stuck with grass. I had to completely strip the finish and start over. Ho hum. :) If anyone wants this big boy, it can be yours for like 200 bucks somewhat negotiable. It’s a big one, and these big slab table/benches usually go for about 100 bucks a foot. It will easily support 2 big people- probably three with no problem. Field tested with 2 big guys. :) Held up nicely. It can be wrapped and ground shipped or if you are in the area you can pick it up. :)

-- 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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TreeBones

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#1 posted 09-08-2010 01:16 AM

Nice finish, even after the weeds. Hope it finds a good home. Do you do any craft shows or the like?

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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RWJones

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#2 posted 09-08-2010 01:27 AM

Another fine work of art!

Roger

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rivergirl

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#3 posted 09-08-2010 01:28 AM

I don’t do any shows.. this stuff is too heavy to lug around. Just word of mouth (and my facebook page) so far. I did just today create a store on etsy.com. Tomorrow I am going to do craigslist. I am trying to avoid ebay that site is just flooded with too much junk. :) But if I have to I will do it I guess. :)

-- 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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magicforest

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#4 posted 09-08-2010 01:43 AM

beautiful finish, great looking bench

-- Kim , Texas, " Als ik kan" ( the best i can ) credits to Gustav Stickley

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GabrielX

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#5 posted 09-08-2010 02:04 AM

Can’t even tell it’s be “re-finished”... :P Gorgeous piece!

-- GX

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sedcokid

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#6 posted 09-08-2010 02:42 AM

What a beautiful finish on your bench!
Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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STL

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#7 posted 09-08-2010 03:32 AM

Beautiful work—hope you find a buyer that appreciates it!

-- Dan Siggers, Alabama, http://www.siggerstraditionsllc.com

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learnin2do

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#8 posted 09-08-2010 03:46 AM

is that really the same one? -i need to read the caption and do some of that

-- christine

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rando1

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#9 posted 09-08-2010 04:16 AM

Man, great finish. Some one is gonna be happy. Looks like a heavy piece.

-- Randon Riegsecker, crosscutservices.com

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mahadevwood

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#10 posted 09-08-2010 07:22 AM

very nice finish

-- http://www.mahadevwood.com

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rivergirl

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#11 posted 09-08-2010 11:42 AM

learning2 do LOL that is really the same bench I posted earlier. I just had to redo the finish- so instead of using tung oil then spar.. I just stripped it all down (to get the grass off), resanded and used only spar. It was nothing special really, just extra work for me. The spar is a bit of a pain to work with because of the slow dry time, (I have to work outside.. grass.. bugs… wind…) so regular poly is easier for me due to the faster dry time. I use those disposable foam brushes not a bristle brush. I just wrap the foam brush in plastic to keep it from drying out between coats.

-- 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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HalDougherty

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#12 posted 09-08-2010 12:29 PM

Great looking project. Your pictures are getting better. Look at the shadows. The photos with the sun at your back are great. The ones with the sun in front of you have glare on the bench.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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rivergirl

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#13 posted 09-08-2010 12:37 PM

Thanks for the tip Hal. I have nowhere to go but up! Keep those tips coming. 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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mtnwild

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#14 posted 09-08-2010 04:01 PM

Hope you make lots of money. That’ll show him to mess with an artist at work. Little respect, please.

Great looking finish, nice bench.

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

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rivergirl

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#15 posted 09-08-2010 04:16 PM

LOL mtnwld!

-- 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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