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Project by peterrum posted 1260 days ago 2198 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Catalpa Slab bench that is 5’ long by approx. 18” wide and 2” thick. It came from a 3 year old slab that had air dried and I had traded for it with a friend for a fruit cherry slab I had. A neighbour wanted a rustic bench so I left alot of the saw marks in the top of the bench and lightly ran a belt sander over the top, then used a wire brush on the grain. I kept the best live edge on for the front of the bench and trimmed the other side off on the table saw. It has two coats of a 1lb. cut of shellac then top coated with a water based polyeurathane. The steel base is from parts at a local plumbing supply store painted with a flat black steel paint. The neighbour was very happy with the result and it is now in her front hall.

-- Carpe Diem





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flintbone

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#1 posted 1260 days ago

Nice job.

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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Vasko

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#2 posted 1260 days ago

I don’t usually like slab tops with metal frames, but there’s something about this I really like. I like the saw marks left on, too. Maybe it reminds me of benches I’ve seen in National Parks, I don’t know. But I do like it a lot! Great grain on that wood.

-- - Cindy, texture freak -

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steliart

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#3 posted 1259 days ago

cool, i like it

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

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Jack_T

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#4 posted 1259 days ago

At first I wasn’t sure why you were using shellac and water based polyurethane on an outdoor bench, then I read it is going inside. Nice job. I really like the view from that deck.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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HalDougherty

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#5 posted 1259 days ago

I don’t know which I like better, the bench or the view from the porch! I can’t wait to see the rocker or swing project you post.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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moondog69

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#6 posted 1236 days ago

nice

-- al.chazy ny

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