Hard Rock Maple Sitting Benches

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These two benches were a commission from a customer that are used in a foyer outside an office area. First picture is of the completed benches with finish applied. The second picture shows the hardwood clip fasteners that I made, to allow for wood movement, to attach the seat the second shows how I connected the cross stretcher with a pocket screw on the bottom and then a screw threw the side stretcher into the cross stretcher and then plugged. 3rd 4th and 5th pictures are completed before finish was applied. Size is 16” deep, 18” tall and 48” long. The seat, and stretchers are all 1” material and the legs are a glue up that measures 2 1/4 square, with tapers on all four sides under the stretchers. Construction of the frame is mortise and tennon. Finish is a home brew Ploy wipe on.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#1 posted 1410 days ago

Very nice quallity job, Max! The customer will be very happy, I’m sure.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#2 posted 1410 days ago

Good job Max

Nicely done

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#3 posted 1410 days ago

Thank you Tom, the customer was very happy which in turn made me happy…. Happiness all around….

Appreciate the compliment Diggerjack.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#4 posted 1410 days ago

Good old hard rock maple, I love it Max. Beautiful tables from beautiful wood.

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

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#5 posted 1410 days ago

Max a great looking bench. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#6 posted 1410 days ago

Mike and Karson,

I appreciate the kind words. Thanks

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#7 posted 1410 days ago

Such a nice pair… sure looks good… quality pieces.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#8 posted 1410 days ago

Nice clean design well executed.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill

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#9 posted 1410 days ago

Larry and sandhill,

Thank you for the compliments I appreciate them. I think they will hold up very well and look good in the area that they have them. They match all of the other maple finish’s that they have

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#10 posted 1410 days ago

Very nice work! Like the burned in stamp too!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#11 posted 1410 days ago

Max, What sharp looking, clean looking well built benches! I really like’em. Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#12 posted 1410 days ago

Max, GREAT job. Simple lines with a hint of elegance, sturdy, functional and quality workmanship. What more could one ask. A great example for any woodworker to follow.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#13 posted 1409 days ago

Nice work no doubt! Perfect.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 1409 days ago

Neat pair of benches! Simple and effective. They sure look abuse-proof.

(On a side note, why did I immediately read “hard rock maple” as in “AC-DC Maple” and not “rock-hard maple”? ;p )

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#15 posted 1409 days ago

Ron, Chuck, John, Ken and Sodabowski,

I really appreciate the compliments on this project.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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