5 board bench

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Project by jack1 posted 1299 days ago 2536 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my attempt. I had this neat board I got from a local Home Depot about a year ago. I thought it would look interesting with a natural stain/seal, varithane and wax polish. Hard to see but the board has birds’ eyes like maple sometimes has.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#1 posted 1299 days ago

Good job. I like the uniformity of the top and legs. The finish has worked out well too.
Later, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#2 posted 1299 days ago

looks good
nice grain

stop routing looks good too

well done

-- 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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#3 posted 1299 days ago

Great timber selection!

This bench looks vaguely familiar, at least in its lines? ;-) You do have a bit more overhang, so watch out for tipping at the edge.

How did you join this all together… pocket hole joinery, dowels, something else?

The added stop routing is an interesting detail on the legs.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#4 posted 1299 days ago

I used pocket screws to join underneath. I did see your bench and it and some of the benches I saw from that contest are what impressed and motivated me! Thanks. ;0)
My dimensions are 38×17 x 9 and the overhang is only 4” and besides the routing, there is also a 3/16 reveal on the rails. It’s a little guy probably going to the grandson’s room.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#5 posted 1299 days ago

Nice looking bench!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#6 posted 1298 days ago

Very nice looking bench. I like the look of pine, well done.

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#7 posted 1298 days ago

Good thought, saving color like that for something special. Nice job.

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#8 posted 1298 days ago

Just need the cup of coffee, and a cool breeze. Nice bench.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#9 posted 1298 days ago

Bench not only looks sturdy but has a nice rustic look. Good job on this one.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#10 posted 1298 days ago

thats great I love the eyes

-- Couldn't think of anything clever. I LIKE WOOD

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#11 posted 1294 days ago

that is a nice piece of wood…I like the bench and glad you went with natural finish.

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#12 posted 1294 days ago

Looks cool

-- Custom furniture

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