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Hard Rock Maple Sitting Benches

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Project by Max posted 09-14-2010 08:13 PM 3761 views 12 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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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TomFran

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#1 posted 09-14-2010 08:17 PM

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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Diggerjacks

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#2 posted 09-14-2010 08:20 PM

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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Max

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#3 posted 09-14-2010 08:20 PM

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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jockmike2

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#4 posted 09-14-2010 10:26 PM

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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Karson

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#5 posted 09-14-2010 10:57 PM

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 soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Max

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#6 posted 09-14-2010 11:28 PM

Mike and Karson,

I appreciate the kind words. Thanks

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

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degoose

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#7 posted 09-14-2010 11:39 PM

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

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

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sandhill

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#8 posted 09-15-2010 02:31 AM

Nice clean design well executed.

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Max

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#9 posted 09-15-2010 03:17 AM

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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RonPeters

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#10 posted 09-15-2010 03:30 AM

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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sedcokid

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#11 posted 09-15-2010 04:54 AM

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

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Woodenwizard

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#12 posted 09-15-2010 07:46 AM

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 09-15-2010 10:51 AM

Nice work no doubt! Perfect.

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

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Sodabowski

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#14 posted 09-15-2010 12:59 PM

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 )

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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Max

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#15 posted 09-15-2010 05:51 PM

Ron, Chuck, John, Ken and Sodabowski,

I really appreciate the compliments on this project.

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

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