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Project by FritzM posted 01-09-2008 06:40 PM 1549 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The inspiration for this project came from a pile of left over wood from a previous project. The Claro Walnut slats are dadoed to receive 1/8” brushed aluminum cross members and the legs are attached with bridle joints. I pre-finished with 5 coats of Tung oil prior to final assembly. Dimensions are 16W x 26L x 12H.

-- Fritz Oakland, Ca http://www.muegenburg.com (dedicated to my other hobby)





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#1 posted 01-09-2008 06:58 PM

Excellent Job!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-09-2008 07:13 PM

Very cool! I like the modern design of it. Incorporating the aluminum was a cool Idea. I am wondering about the strength of the top, though. Do you think you have wakened it by cutting into it with the dados? I’m just curious as to how you constructed it to account for this.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#3 posted 01-09-2008 07:24 PM

Nice bit of design!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 01-09-2008 08:01 PM

That’s a beautiful design and execution. How did you connect the aluminum to the walnut? Did you finish the pieces before assembly?

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#5 posted 01-09-2008 08:17 PM

Very nice, great work.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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#6 posted 01-09-2008 11:50 PM

Very cool, really like the use of the Al

-- 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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#7 posted 01-11-2008 03:29 AM

Thanks guys!

Blake: After i cut the dados in the slats, they were very flexible but once I epoxied the aluminum in, it essentially replaced the missing material. Although I wouldn’t stand or even sit on it, it is a stout little table and more than strong enough for it’s intended use. We use it in our bathroom and it sits next to the toilet…. it holds a couple extra bath towels and, “reading material”.

Tablesawed: yep, I used epoxy and prefinished prior to assembly.

-- Fritz Oakland, Ca http://www.muegenburg.com (dedicated to my other hobby)

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#8 posted 01-11-2008 07:08 AM

Cool. I love the design. You are one of my favorite designers on the site. I just really like the style of all of your projects.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#9 posted 01-12-2008 03:21 AM

wow…on your descirption you called your self a beginner—-this is GREAT!!! nice job…

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#10 posted 01-12-2008 12:35 PM

Yeah, I really like that piece. Nice job.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#11 posted 01-17-2008 09:41 PM

You’re right, walnut and aluminum look amazing. I love seeing those the little slivers of shining aluminum slicing through from the top view of your bench. beautiful design.

-- Nate, denver CO

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#12 posted 01-27-2008 01:47 AM

Awesome design. Kind of a modern interpretation of the iconic Nelson bench. Ok so you and Nate Noe have inspired me to use some aluminum on future projects I just love the way it looks against wood.

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#13 posted 01-27-2008 06:57 AM

Very interesting Design..

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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