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This bench is made of a plywood skeleton that was fiberglassed and then painted with automotive paint. The end are capped with Baltic Birch laminations and veneered with Maple paperback veneer. The legs are fabricated from steel tubing and painted.

-- Cru Work

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#1 posted 02-10-2011 10:19 AM

I love it. So cool. Keep them coming Cru

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#2 posted 02-10-2011 11:39 AM

WOW! Funky!!!!! Love it new blood here on Lj’s, great post thx for sharing!

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

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#3 posted 02-10-2011 01:04 PM

cool dude…..

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#4 posted 02-10-2011 01:40 PM

very interesting design

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#5 posted 02-10-2011 01:50 PM

Very nice, unique and different.

-- Have a great day.

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#6 posted 02-10-2011 04:23 PM

I love it! Can’t wait to see more of your ideas.

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#7 posted 02-10-2011 05:13 PM

This is quite an interesting piece of furniture! Do you have any more pictures of it you can share with us? A lot of us prefer and love to see more than one photo, especially of something like this that has other curves and details we’d miss from just one photo.

Welcome to LumberJocks! Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

-- 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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#8 posted 02-10-2011 05:57 PM

Nice collaboration of materials. Turned out great.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#9 posted 02-10-2011 06:34 PM

A most interesting piece ,design and build. Very well done.

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#10 posted 02-10-2011 07:47 PM

OMG what an awesome design, and the execution must have been a blast, very cool

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#11 posted 02-10-2011 08:20 PM

Wicked design, I also request more pictures

How did you cut out the plywood skeleton pieces?

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#12 posted 02-10-2011 11:48 PM

Way cool man! (That’s how you say in the States, not so?) I love contemporary design an outside-the-box thinking!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#13 posted 02-11-2011 01:34 AM

Awesome work….

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#14 posted 02-11-2011 01:57 AM

Very slick – love it.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#15 posted 02-11-2011 02:12 AM

very nice work metal and wood always look good together

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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