Rustic log bench

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Project by ringosmills posted 12-31-2010 11:13 PM 3131 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is just two Ash Benches that I did in the spring. I milled the logs from a Ash tree that we had cut for firewood. They are about 8 feet long. I used the logman II tennon maker with this project. I fastened the legs with dowels drove in at an angle. No metal fasteners. I did use a hand plane on the top to smooth them out a little. I have intentions of making a table to go with these. But have to pick the tree out of the woods yet. Thanks for looking…

-- Nate- Bryan, Ohio

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#1 posted 12-31-2010 11:28 PM

Looks like they were made for that porch!
nice job

-- Doug...

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#2 posted 01-01-2011 01:27 AM

Agreed CampD! Nice benches! I have a few half logs (shorter though) that I will be putting some legs on as soon as Pennsylvania thaws out a bit. :)

-- 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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#3 posted 01-01-2011 01:39 AM

sorry wrong thread.

-- Fred

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#4 posted 01-01-2011 04:04 AM

Very nice. Good looking benches. My wife wants me to make some more in the spring.

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#5 posted 01-01-2011 06:43 AM

Oh i really like that cabin look reminds me of going camping!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#6 posted 01-01-2011 08:39 AM

Been wanting to do this for some time. I have some locust I’m cutting up soon. I’m thinking around 4 or 5 feet in length. What angle did you use on the legs? Does it matter within a few degrees either way?
Thanks in advance, BTKS

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

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#7 posted 01-02-2011 03:14 AM

I love these benches. Nice!

-- I do not like work even when someone else does it. - Mark Twain

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#8 posted 01-02-2011 05:08 AM

BTKS… I just eye balled the legs. its rustic. It should look a little odd. Ha. I then leveled them with a razor saw. Thanks for your question

-- Nate- Bryan, Ohio

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#9 posted 01-04-2011 10:13 PM

I like rustic. Well done.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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