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Curved Cedar and Tamarak Bench

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Project by nakedwood posted 04-09-2012 12:01 PM 1970 views 9 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The top is a piece of tamarak and the legs are recycled cedar from a garden house I tore down. Never built a bench before so I wanted something I haven’t seen. I put curves in everything because curves are hard. I have bow-tie inlays to prevent splitting on the ends and to cover up the very long timber screws that attach the legs. I originally wanted the hardwood dowels to go through the top into the legs but was having problems. They still do, but not as far as I would have liked. I added splines in the dowels for fun.

-- Beau Lasiewicz





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489tad

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#1 posted 04-09-2012 12:40 PM

Nice job on the bench. I like the tamarak top. Indoor or outdoor bench?

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Lidiya Blaznina

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#2 posted 04-09-2012 01:40 PM

Interesting stil,Beau.

-- Lidiya,Russia.http://www.reznoe.ru/

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#3 posted 04-09-2012 04:55 PM

Nice work !

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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jaykaypur

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#4 posted 04-10-2012 12:04 AM

Very good craftsmanship and the attention to detail is also very good.

This is a sweet piece!

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

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wrench

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#5 posted 04-10-2012 12:21 AM

love it! great design and work.

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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