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Seating for the Quilt table.

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Project by pickpapa posted 992 days ago 970 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After I finished the “Quilt Table” for my wife, she now wanted seating which wouldn’t obstruct the view. Pinic table style benches seemed to be the answer. As for the material, I had previously torn down and re-built a screened porch for my boss. The lumber I took down was 35 year old cedar, which was only rotten on the bottom six inches. These were true 4×4’s and full of nails and covered with paint and the boss said to just throw them on the trash pile. Of course, I took that to mean to put them in my van and take them home because I new there was beauty on the inside, I just had to get past the barracade. I used a metal detector to locate all the nails. I then used an angel grinder with a wire brush wheel and removed the paint while leaving a rough sawn look. The seating area is the clean, smooth, inside of the 4×4’s. They have now been inside for about two years and completely unfinished. The whole thing is screwed together, so I am thinking about taking them apart, using Danish oil on all the parts, then re-assembling them. They fit just inside the legs of the table and weigh about 55 pounds. I do know one thing, they support four fully grown adults with no problems, and yes, there are two of them.
Thanks for looking, and there is still time for any finishing pointers on them if you wish.
Pickpapa

-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3





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Bearpaw

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#1 posted 992 days ago

Are these when you have one of those “heavy” cajun meals. Best kind of wood – FREE.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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B13

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#2 posted 992 days ago

Nice! bench very nice! table

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Woodwrecker

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#3 posted 992 days ago

They definitely look sturdy.
If you could finish them to match that nice table, that would be real nice.
Thanks for sharing & God bless.

-- Having fun...Eric

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Skylark53

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#4 posted 991 days ago

Rugged and functional. That bench will be around for a long long time.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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