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Project by Timberwerks posted 04-02-2011 02:56 PM 3345 views 7 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Latest project is done except for a few more coats of oil. This bench uses Kintaro Yazawa inspired joinery. The butterflies seen on the top of the bench are pillowed, they are carved into the tops of the tenons. The pictures are not the best but they will give you an idea of how the bench turned out.

-- http://djofurnituremaker.wordpress.com/ & https://www.facebook.com/pages/Timberwerks-Studio/126415221682





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#1 posted 04-02-2011 03:08 PM

This bench is incredibly beautiful! Love the tenons and aspire to your level of skill. One day maybe you could do a blog on this to show how to attach the legs to the table? I could really use that information in visual form. Thanks so much for posting. :)

-- 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 04-02-2011 03:26 PM

Very nice, as always the test of a nice piece of work is shown when you want to run your hands over the wood. I would want to with this piece. Nice finish and joinery.

-- Carpe Diem

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#4 posted 04-02-2011 03:37 PM

Very nice work. I agree with Rivergirl – I hope to possess this level of skill eventually. Impressive and beautiful. Was this for a client or is this piece going into your private collection ;)

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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#5 posted 04-02-2011 04:30 PM

Thanks for the photos! Now, just tell me how to do it. LOL

-- 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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#6 posted 04-02-2011 04:52 PM

Very nice execution on the joinery. I will second Rivergirl and nuttree, if you could blog it that would be great

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Timberwerks

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#7 posted 04-02-2011 05:15 PM

Thanks for the comments! This bench was built to show at the 2011 Breast Cancer Shouse: http://www.breastcancershowhouse.org/wbcs2011/index.html I will be building two more in the near future and I would be happy to post a step by step blog on the construction.

-- http://djofurnituremaker.wordpress.com/ & https://www.facebook.com/pages/Timberwerks-Studio/126415221682

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#8 posted 04-02-2011 06:01 PM

I have a question about the live edges. It looks like you sand them. What grit do you go down to, and do you use something like a Sand Mop to sand them?

Yes, I’m working on a project with live edges without bark and I haven’t decided what to do with the live edges.

Thanks a bunch

-- Verna -- Indianapolis, IN

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#9 posted 04-02-2011 07:15 PM

Can’t wait for the tutorial blog! And Verna- can’t wait to see your live edge project! When I use live edge I only lightly sand it because I like to leave the tannin stains. The live edges here look like they are well sanded like the rest of the piece. Isn’t it just beautiful? I can’t stop looking at it!

-- 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 04-02-2011 08:02 PM

Incredible bench !
I would love to see some brighter pictures of it if possible : )
Put into Favorites as soon as I saw it : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Timberwerks

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#11 posted 04-02-2011 08:28 PM

Thanks again for all the comments. Yes, the natural edges are sanded. I sand to 400 and follow with 0000 steel wool. Sanding is done by hand with a foam block backer. Once we get some better weather and the final coats of oil are on I’ll take the bench outside and take more photos. It’s difficult to photograph indoors in a small area.

-- http://djofurnituremaker.wordpress.com/ & https://www.facebook.com/pages/Timberwerks-Studio/126415221682

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#12 posted 04-02-2011 09:19 PM

I’ll be waiting : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Verna

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#13 posted 04-02-2011 09:30 PM

And Timberwerks, please accept my apologies…..I was so interested in how you treated your live edge that I completely forgot to say how much I love your bench. The pillowed butterfies are marvelous (I never knew what “pillowed” was before—thanks!!). You have certainly shown how great your woodworking talents are. Thank you for your answer on the live edges.

-- Verna -- Indianapolis, IN

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#14 posted 04-03-2011 06:49 AM

Love this!

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

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#15 posted 04-03-2011 01:49 PM

Awesome piece!I am also working on a similar piece and was wondering how you attached the top to the legs and still allow for seasonal movement? Again, love the through butterfly tenon.

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