|Project by TexPenn||posted 04-04-2012 03:47 PM||3405 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
Live Edge Free Form White Oak Slab Bench Slightly in the Nakashima Style:
Solid White Oak, GORGEOUS, Beefy & Beautiful!!
Wood Slab Bench
In the style of George Nakashima
Handcrafted By me, Ted Frumkin.
This Heirloom quality piece measures 73” in length. The 12 to 18” deep seat sits 16 high from the floor, with the back rising up to 16” above that, for a total height of 32”. The total depth of the piece is 25”
The Butterfly patches or bowties are highly figured Sycamore.
The supports are White Oak & the slab seat & back White Oak, all from the same log. A giant western PA White Oak crotch, I bought from the local Amish & milled myself. These Slabs were stacked & airdried for over 18 months, then put in my low temp dehumidification kiln for 3 weeks. Allowing for perfectly cured & dried slabs for this beautiful piece.
As you can see in the pics, this in no run of the mill log or bunch of slabs.
This Piece & others can be seen on my website: http://www.around-the-bend.com & in my etsy store at: http://www.etsy.com/listing/69769322/live-edge-free-form-white-oak-slab-bench
Thanks for your time! Ted.
-- Ted, TX or PA www.around-the-bend.com