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Project by rivergirl posted 09-08-2010 12:13 PM 1837 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another smaller bench completed- this one is about 4.5 feet long, appx 9 inches wide and about 19 inches high. Total thickness is about 2 inches. Finish is spar times 3 coats. Live edge pine, log base mortise and tenon construction- though tenons through the top. Lots of natural distress marks (wormholes) on the top. :)

-- 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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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 09-08-2010 12:28 PM

That’s a real nice table, rivergirl, and I like the added stretchers just under the top. Nice work.

-- 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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sedcokid

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#2 posted 09-08-2010 02:32 PM

Very nice bench! Do you keep all your projects or do you sell them? My brother in law makes simular furniture until now he has used it in a cabin in northern Michigan. It looks great in that setting, he would like to continue making and selling but not sure if there is a market. Can you shed any light on that?

Thanks for sharing your work with us, it is great!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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rivergirl

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#3 posted 09-08-2010 02:51 PM

Thanks you Lumberjocks!

-- 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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#4 posted 09-08-2010 03:36 PM

I think you got a good project, The lines are good,

-- bob mt pleasant tn

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mtnwild

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#5 posted 09-08-2010 04:04 PM

You sure are being productive. Another nice one. Glad to hear you are getting some buying interest in your work. Best of luck with that….................

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

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gagewestern

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

you must have a nice supply of wood i have seen alot of wonder projects from you lately.

-- gagewestern

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rivergirl

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#7 posted 09-08-2010 04:21 PM

I don’t know about wonder projects.. but I thank you for the thought. I cut my own wood (smaller logs/saplings) and always have a pile of smaller stuff that is dry. The slabs I pick up from friends who cut trees -they bring me some wood for free. I get some of that planed by a neighbor or I just sand the heck out of it by hand. Sometimes I do come across a good deal on kiln dried hardwood slabs.. but I try not to pay too much- actually I CAN’T PAY too much for wood. LOL Sometimes I do run out of wood in terms of inspriation… and sometimes I run out of straight stuff- which I prefer to use for legs.. but when that happens I just use the crooked stuff to the best of my ability. :) I need to sell some of this stuff so I can make room and get some money to build more. augghh the catch 22.

-- 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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~Julie~

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#8 posted 09-08-2010 07:01 PM

Cool!
I’m working on some rustic log furniture myself, so thanks for posting.

-- ~Julie~ followyourheartwoodworking.blogspot.ca

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GMman

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#9 posted 09-08-2010 07:06 PM

Love that kind of furniture but you need lots of imagination to do something like that.

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woodbutcher

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#10 posted 09-08-2010 11:19 PM

rivergirl,
Very nice table indeed. Beautifully designed and constructed as well. I don’t believe I could ever get it all together after cutting the tenons. I’m sure they would never line up with the mortises! I mean square pegs don’t fit well in round holes do they? Congratulations on an excellent design and build and thanks for sharing.

Sincerely,
Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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learnin2do

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#11 posted 09-09-2010 07:18 AM

Have you slept lately! That is lovely again! -such a perfectionist! -sometimes i think you look at my junk just like people have to force themselves to face a phobia!

-- christine

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rivergirl

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#12 posted 09-09-2010 01:09 PM

Christine- you are so silly! You crack me up all the time. I am not sure where you got those rose colored glasses that enable you to see silk vs. sow’s ear? I do sleep- and you will be glad to know that I have to start a NEW project because I have nothing waiting in the wings. So I still have 2 more raw maple slabs- three footers- I may build another table/bench or I may change gears and build a stool or a log dog beg. I will decide when the sun comes up I guess? My family forbids me to start the power tools before 8 AM preferably 8:30. They really get mad at me if I disobey the family orders. LOL Winter is coming to PA- the mornings are getting CHILLY… so I don’t mind the wait.

-- 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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EzJack

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#13 posted 09-10-2010 06:02 AM

I like your work.

-- Ain't better or worse than any other woodpecker in the woods.

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rivergirl

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#14 posted 10-05-2010 09:54 AM

So much wood.. This is Pennsylvania.. as in Penn’s WOODS. LOL I have just me- no help- don’t see any commercial ventures nor wealth coming any time soon! :) I am not a spring chicken anymore. :)

-- 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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