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Dye stained soft maple on a hard maple base; 12” high; solvent lacquer finish.
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#1 posted 01-01-2012 01:03 AM
I’ll bet that that pic doesn’t really do your bench justice. I’ll bet the colors are really pretty in person. The top looks really rich and deep even in the pic though but I bet the base and top together look really nice in person. Nice work. Looks loke some magnificent wood in the top.
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#2 posted 01-01-2012 01:05 AM
beautifal wood and I agree with bill.
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#3 posted 01-01-2012 01:24 AM
nice looking bench, love the live edge
-- Don, Royersford, PA
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#4 posted 01-01-2012 04:22 AM
Beautiful wood, great craftsmanship, and a super finish. But I can’t figure out the joinery on the stringer between the legs? How did you do that?
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#5 posted 01-01-2012 05:24 AM
Love it. May I ask, how did you connect the base to the top?
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#6 posted 01-01-2012 05:36 AM
This is a wonderful bench it has a most appealing feel to it ,very well done.
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#7 posted 01-01-2012 02:44 PM
The blocks on the inside and outside of the stretcher are glued to the stretcher and leg panels to hold everything together (and hide some sloppy mortises).
The base fits into grooves routed in the top and epoxied to fix it in place. It ain’t going anywhere.
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