Small Rustic Maple Bench

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Project by Mick posted 02-05-2008 04:09 PM 1724 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Seems I’ve been in a “bench” phase lately. This one started life in our side yard. I took it down a couple years ago to protect the house and a garage. It has been drying in our garage ever since. It’s about 24” long, 14” deep and 16” high. This one was also chainsaw split then planed/sanded. The seat is maple and the legs are white cedar. It doesn’t have a finish on it yet. I think it’ll get BLO and beeswax. This one is for our porch for putting boots on/off.

-- The name is "Splinter"... I'm the son-of-a-son-of-a-carpenter

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#1 posted 02-05-2008 04:10 PM

excellent.. love these types of benches

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 02-05-2008 04:19 PM


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#3 posted 02-05-2008 06:25 PM

This is a nice project. Making it from wood for which you know the history makes it priceless. There are some posts in the background are these from the same maple?

Did you slab out the maple or did you leave it in logs to dry it?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-05-2008 06:29 PM

Rustic is the word for this one.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 02-05-2008 06:41 PM

We had cut the log into 3 slabs/sections to dry, which it did perfectly… no checks. It was origianlly about 18” thick. I still have the center and 1 side section. I want to mill the center into nice lumber. Thanks to all for the kind comments. I just like working with rustic “stuff”. I’m not a fine furniture kinda guy (although I can appreciate it). Rustic gives me room for… ... errors that give it personality.

-- The name is "Splinter"... I'm the son-of-a-son-of-a-carpenter

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#6 posted 02-06-2008 02:51 AM

Love it!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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