Sinker Cypress Bench

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Project by tiny posted 03-12-2011 07:19 PM 2422 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Do you think this will qualify as a wood project now that I made a bench out of the sinker cypress my friend and I pulled from the river near my house. It is just as complicated as some of the projects on here, because getting most of my wood this way as opposed to going down to the home improvement store is a project in itself.

-- Rogers, Louisiana

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Eric in Florida.

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#1 posted 03-12-2011 07:54 PM

If you can “take a load off” and sit on it, then I say it qualifies as a project.
Plus hey, it’s portable! LOL
That sure is some pretty wood, and the price is right too.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#2 posted 03-12-2011 08:27 PM

I do not know if they will consider that a project or not.But I really like looking at the pictures of different kinds of wood.And you did cut the wood with a saw.And i am sure that you have a lot of time in getting it to that point.And i also really like the price of the wood


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#3 posted 03-12-2011 08:32 PM

Works for me.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#4 posted 03-12-2011 10:37 PM

Nice looking piece of sinker cypress. I went with my Dad and Uncle years ago to get a sinker cypress log and I can definitely agree that it is alot, and I do mean alot of work..

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#5 posted 03-13-2011 12:25 AM

too nice to be out doors!, well the wood that is. The cinder blocks can stay outside.

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Will Mego

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#6 posted 03-13-2011 01:10 AM

ha, I have to say at first I was wondering why a board was a project, until I saw how much work it took to get that board. Nice wood, what a find!

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." -

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#7 posted 03-13-2011 03:38 AM

One of my favorite shows to watch, they are very determined and I hear the pay off is good also.

-- Norman

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#8 posted 03-13-2011 06:03 AM

Looks like a great project to me! I hope you know that gators use sinker logs as bait…

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#9 posted 03-13-2011 03:04 PM

Lovely bench! ;)

-- 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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#10 posted 11-19-2011 04:44 PM

Do appreciate your approach to wood. Looked at several of your projects. I’d put this large piece of time investment into the develop[ment catagory?

Keep on! You have talent. And a sense of humor?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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