Beetle Kill Pine Dining Bench

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Project by RockyBlue posted 12-01-2011 04:59 AM 2525 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bench seats 2 people and was made to accompany the 4 charis I made last month. The family wanted more seating for thanksgiving and I delivered it the day before, so it worked out just in time. They sent me a photo of the table and I made the bench to look like the table. It is a nice piece to tie the chairs in with the table. The barnwood table has curved sideboards and a center beam, so I made the bench to compliment it. Dimensions are 41 long, 17.5 deep and 17 tall. Finish is tung oil. Joinery is beadlock mortises and pocket holes to attach the top slats.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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#1 posted 12-01-2011 08:43 AM

Very beautiful. Well done.

-- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein

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#2 posted 12-01-2011 09:59 AM

Nice work. it looks like and small table as you planned. Cool!

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#3 posted 12-01-2011 04:02 PM

Love the look of Beetle Kill Pine. The bench definitely looks like it came with the table. Nice.

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#4 posted 12-02-2011 02:25 AM

can someone tell me what the dif, in apperance with the beatle kill pine is?

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#5 posted 12-02-2011 02:50 AM

The beetles introduce a fungus in the wood that stains it with streaks of blue,gray, and brown. Normal white or yellow pine has no color streaks.
look here for more facts on the beetles
Microscopically the structure of the cell wall of each wood fiber is not affected by the stain, it only changes the color inside the individual cell. Interestingly it burns hotter than normal pine, so its great for firewood.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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#6 posted 12-05-2011 05:55 PM

Beautiful. I love the colors.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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