JP's memorial bench

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Project by devann posted 04-22-2011 08:03 AM 1993 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got an inquiry a while ago from a fellow woodworker about this bench that I was ask to make. I got a photo of it in the mail this past week so I looked around and found some other photos and thought that I should go ahead and post it.

It’s a bench made to honor John Perry from some of his golfing /drinking buddies at Boomers in Oak Hill, Texas. We took the bench to a little golf coarse in Austin,Texas near the intersection of Lamar & Barton Springs. We set it up on top of the hill under the pecan trees overlooking the golf coarse. I’m sure that JP would love for any woodworkers /golfers in the area playing golf to have a seat on his bench in the shade and enjoy the view and some of what’s good about Austin.

I made the bench out of redwood and used linseed oil to finish it. There is a caretaker still applying linseed oil to it from time to time. I used 4×4 post bases with large washers set in concrete to hold the legs out of the dirt to make it last.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#1 posted 04-22-2011 08:08 AM

A fitting tribute..

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#2 posted 04-22-2011 10:01 AM

It looks like a nice friendly bench.
Great tribute.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 04-22-2011 11:42 AM

Well done, looks comfy.

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

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#4 posted 04-22-2011 12:31 PM

Beautiful bench, love the wood and finish. The design is also cool.

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#5 posted 04-22-2011 12:36 PM

You can see it’s build with passion and love, great work Darrel

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#6 posted 04-22-2011 01:33 PM

Terrific bench Darrel. I’m sure he’d have been very happy with it!

(I need to find out how and when to do the linseed oil thing, haha)

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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#7 posted 04-22-2011 02:38 PM

Looks very inviting to a walking (not riding) golfer I once was. I saw a driver the other day and it was as big as a watermelon and not made of wood anymore! No wonder I can’t swing that monster anymore! LOL 8:)

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#8 posted 04-26-2011 12:24 AM

I love the linseed oil finish!

-- 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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#9 posted 04-26-2011 03:32 AM

What a thoughtful way to honor a departed friend. The bench looks really good. You did justice to the commission.

-- 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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#10 posted 04-26-2011 11:08 AM

Thanks everybody for your kind words and comments. And thanks to everybody at Boomers in Oak Hill, Texas for giving me the honor of making this bench for JP. I look forward to see all y’all next time I’m down that way.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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