Live Edge Walnut Bench

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Project by KevinVan posted 05-15-2011 06:52 AM 5058 views 9 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bench is made from a slab I scored on Craigslist for $15

Finished with…4 coats orange shellac

Followed by 2 coats of arm-r-seal and

2 coats paste wax…Lots of sanding!

Lots of 1st’s for me on this piece…..

-- ALS IK KAN “to the best of my ability,”

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Lars Öhlin

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#1 posted 05-15-2011 07:47 AM

Very beautiful! How did you make the butterflies? Router or only hand tools?
Thanks for sharing,

-- Lars Öhlin [Sweden - Helsingborg - Domsten]

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#2 posted 05-15-2011 01:25 PM

The coloring and the grain are perfect for what you made. Nice job.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#3 posted 05-15-2011 01:50 PM

Let me know if you want your money back. <grin> Really nice looking bench… and from every angle!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#4 posted 05-15-2011 02:08 PM

Great looking bench!

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#5 posted 05-15-2011 02:28 PM

Beautiful bench! Bet you can’t build just one. LOL

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#6 posted 05-15-2011 02:34 PM

Ditto to all the above, beautiful piece!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#7 posted 05-15-2011 03:17 PM

i just love walnut, bench looks great
We do quite a few walnut pcs, love looking for smaller slabs to work with.
Do you use a rockler jig for your butterflies.
I l like the contrast.

-- Doug Cedar Log Furniture,

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#8 posted 05-15-2011 03:27 PM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#9 posted 05-15-2011 03:30 PM


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

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#10 posted 05-15-2011 04:04 PM

$15? Veddy, veddy nice. Walnut is beautiful as is the bench, Kevan.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#11 posted 05-15-2011 04:18 PM

really nice! great work!

-- -Thomas -

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#12 posted 05-15-2011 06:29 PM

Fantastic all around !! The finish looks like glass : )
What are the dimensions , Kevin ?

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

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#13 posted 05-15-2011 06:50 PM

Looks awesome! nice score.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#14 posted 05-15-2011 07:28 PM

Outstanding!! It is not only outstanding, it should be out standing in my yard.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ 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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#15 posted 05-15-2011 09:00 PM

Nice bench.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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