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Curly Cherry Garden Bench Restored for Dad

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Project by poroskywood posted 09-24-2010 01:06 AM 1720 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a garden bench I pulled out of a junk pile…. well this is it after a bunch of work. I had pictures of the original but have lost them. Let me say it was rusty, dirty, bug ridden, rotten, with broken Red Oak slats. I said “Oh, I’ll just clean this up and throw some new strips on there real quick”.... well there are 23 strips with 92 sides and corners, so everything I did for this bench I did 92 times…. and Six coats of Epifanes High gloss varnish. So this project has lasted on and off all summer. I refinished the Iron work with some nice textured forrest green outdoor paint and found some sweet Curly Cherry (from a secret stash I have hidden).

As I started making this I realized this would make a great gift for my Dad. I don’t know why this bench… but I wanted to thank him for supporting me and my side ventures like my wood shop. We work together everyday at the sawmill so it was nice to do something, kind of unrelated, for him. If you know what I mean.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott





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closetguy

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#1 posted 09-24-2010 01:09 AM

Wow! That turned out nice. I’m sure your Dad will really appreciate it.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design changes....www.dgmwoodworks.com

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#2 posted 09-24-2010 01:18 AM

Beautiful job, Dad will be very happy and proud.

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#3 posted 09-24-2010 01:38 AM

Great looking bench. Beautifully done. I am sure your Dad was pleased with his gift.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 09-24-2010 01:58 AM

well it sure is a beauty…love the curly cherry…love that you did it for your dad…and one thing i have to tell you….........the hidden stash…well you found it…its not hidden any longer…...ha…...good job

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

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#5 posted 09-24-2010 02:18 AM

looking good

dad needs time to sit in it now

bet he likes it !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 09-24-2010 03:00 AM

The bench came out great, but the story behind it is priceless, thank for the story and I know Dad will enjoy it…BC

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#7 posted 09-24-2010 06:41 AM

I’ve done a couple like this, but I must say yours turned out much nicer. Thanks for sharing. Your dad should be very pleased.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#8 posted 09-24-2010 12:05 PM

I’m willing to bet this looks better now than when brand new! Dad will love it I’m sure. You did a great job this bench looks perfect….

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

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#9 posted 09-24-2010 06:02 PM

Really nice outcome. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#10 posted 08-28-2011 03:16 PM

Fantastic Cherry and such a wonderful gift for your Dad : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 08-28-2011 03:19 PM

that’s a lovely bench but even nicer story. I’m sure he’ll treasure it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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