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Bench seat. Inspired by George Nakashima

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Project by andyboy posted 01-21-2012 01:08 AM 2127 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had my first solo exhibition 2011 and made this for that. The base is a slab of radiata pine and the legs are from a Kowhai tree (Sophora tetraptera) Family: Papilionaceae very hard wood. The back splats are Blackwood and the top rest is poplar from a crate that came from China.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-21-2012 01:13 AM

Good Job Andy a very cool bench.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-21-2012 01:24 AM

George would smile at your flattery!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 01-21-2012 02:24 AM

Very recognizable piece. Last year I got to sit in the one at Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

-- www.largewoodslabs.com Wooster, Ohio

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#4 posted 01-21-2012 02:33 AM

What I enjoyed is being at MOMA in NYC and being able to look at the underside of the chairs made by BauHaus. I;m sure you had a great feeling going up your spine. LOL

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 01-21-2012 03:23 AM

This is beautiful.

@WoodLe: I did too, amazing piece at the MFA

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#6 posted 01-21-2012 04:17 AM

That’s cool….......Great job on that…........

I have a few slabs saved, never saw that idea before. Will think on that, for sure….....Thanks…...

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#7 posted 01-21-2012 02:50 PM

Very nice design and craftmanship. Certainly a unique piece and a definite head-turner.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 01-21-2012 05:31 PM

What a great design of your bench, very different which is good….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 01-21-2012 10:05 PM

The bad part about LJ is all the ideas you run into and adding to the wanna-do list.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful project.

Pabull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#10 posted 04-05-2012 01:24 PM

Very nice. I’ve actually sat on the one (or one of them) that George made that is at the Boston MFA, part of they’re “Have a seat” exhibit.

-- Ev in Framingham, MA

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#11 posted 11-15-2012 06:45 PM

Very nice piece, thanks for sharing.

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/WRAAdesign/142679579165522

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