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Project by George Coles posted 02-07-2012 11:19 AM 1816 views 6 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest project. The bench is made from Yakault and Ipil. Both timbers are recycled from old buildings. The seats and backs are carved from 55 mm thick stock. The arm rest supports are steam bent Ipil. Each leg has a slider made from Ebony. There are only 12 screws used in the project and these hold the seat to the frame. This was to allow for easier finishing. The finish is lacquer with 3 wax coats to finish.

-- George Coles, Antipolo, Philippines





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woodworm

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#1 posted 02-07-2012 12:13 PM

Wow wow!! ....what else shall I say?

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Don Johnson

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#2 posted 02-07-2012 12:51 PM

I have to say again: Wow!

Elegant, beautiful, super, craftmanship – I run out of superlatives!

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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#3 posted 02-07-2012 04:31 PM

An amazing work,very cool design and so well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 02-07-2012 04:38 PM

Very cool …more pictures…more pictures

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#5 posted 02-07-2012 04:42 PM

Simply Amazing…My My My, a work of art!

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

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#6 posted 02-07-2012 04:50 PM

thats a piece of art! amazing !

-- Henrik - Stockholm, Sweden ---- http://thesawdustsurfer.blogspot.com

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#7 posted 02-07-2012 04:52 PM

that is beautiful! you did an amazing job!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#8 posted 02-07-2012 05:09 PM

Very nice! I would love to see more photos. In particular, how the back and the seats are connected.

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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#9 posted 02-07-2012 05:09 PM

Amazing design and fine work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 02-07-2012 06:18 PM

Beautiful work!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#11 posted 02-07-2012 08:11 PM

Holly Cow! I love it!

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#12 posted 02-07-2012 09:09 PM

very well done!! lets see more pics :)

-- Cabinetmakers apprentice at PPmøbler Denmark

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AlaskaGuy

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#13 posted 02-07-2012 09:10 PM

That’s way cool. I envy you who can carve. Would you mind posting a close up photo of wood on the seats and seat backs?

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#14 posted 02-07-2012 09:49 PM

amazing work. kind of stadium seating/church pews with a very modern twist.
more pictures, please.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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Woodbridge

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#15 posted 02-08-2012 12:18 AM

fabulous bench. A really cool design.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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