Oak Bench

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Project by JimMeek posted 915 days ago 1707 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bench that I made for my wife. It is made from California Black oak. The design was taken from an issue of wood magazine. It has an almond stain and is finished with nine coats of Deft Clear Gloss. I also put 1” round chair feet under the legs to protect it from rain or water under the legs and when it is moved. some people like to slide things and feet keep the legs from getting scrapped

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#1 posted 915 days ago

Nice project Jim. You did a fine job.

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#2 posted 915 days ago

Nicely done!

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#3 posted 915 days ago

Nice job on the bench Jim! The wife looks happy and thats all that counts! :)

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#4 posted 915 days ago

Sturdy yet elegant. Nice job.

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#5 posted 915 days ago

Very nice, great style.

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#6 posted 915 days ago

Looks very nice. Looks like some benches I used to sell when I worked at a home improvement store

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#7 posted 915 days ago

Very nice project Jim. I have a question if you don’t mind. Was the back done with Mortise and Tenon?
Beautiful job!

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#8 posted 915 days ago

That is a very nice bench. I like the shape of the back and the beautiful warm colour of the wood.

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#9 posted 915 days ago

Very nice bench and very nice model!


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#10 posted 915 days ago

She looks comfortable, and that’s what counts! Thanks for posting!

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#11 posted 915 days ago


Your bench looks very sturdy and beautifully crafted. The cushion even color-coordinates with your lovely flowers! Thanks for sharing.


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