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Project by RusticBru posted 02-28-2007 04:17 AM 2062 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I run through this mountain country all year long, that means ski as well. Mother Nature has provided me with very interesting pieces of art. The slab seat…luck..I guess! The whole experience is truly priceless.

-- RusticBru of Utah, bpsheelydesigns.com





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Dan Lyke

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#1 posted 02-28-2007 05:32 AM

Nice! I particularly like the horizontal rail with the zig in it in the back.

I have no idea what Aspen weights, but that seat must be a hundred lbs?

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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scottb

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#2 posted 02-28-2007 05:38 AM

Perfect. It looks as if these pieces you found were meant to go together this way.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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gizzard

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#3 posted 02-28-2007 06:37 AM

Sweet looking bench ya got there. I really enjoy rustic style craftsmanship.

-- Dennis, Tennessee

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 02-28-2007 01:49 PM

I’m envious

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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hObOmOnk

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#5 posted 02-28-2007 03:25 PM

Great looking bench!
It’s good to see a fellow Rustic among this great group.

We normally don’t have aspen in this part of Northern Kentucky.
However, I recently found an old abandoned cabin that is surrounded by an aspen
thicket. I’m trying to track down the owners so I can get permission to harvet some
of the wood.

I’m a lumberjock and I’m okay…

-- 温故知新

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dennis mitchell

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#6 posted 02-28-2007 03:43 PM

Good Twigs!

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Mark A. DeCou

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#7 posted 02-28-2007 06:44 PM

sweeeet. I really like that squiggle stick in the middle. Very nice work. Keep posting, I’ve been wondering if Martin would consider a category for Rustic work in the next competition for this summer. We would need to come up with some prize for it, as we can’t expect Martin to self-fund the awards each time. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Mark

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 02-28-2007 07:07 PM

a bundle of new twigs to work with?? :)
everyone send a twig from their neighbourhood ??

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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RusticBru

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#9 posted 02-28-2007 07:30 PM

Thank you! As mentioned, much of this is natural design, I just “eye it up” and put it together. A category for rustic may be real nice Mark….perhaps the prize could be a couple of rustic drawer pulls or something of the likes.

Thanks again,
Bruce

-- RusticBru of Utah, bpsheelydesigns.com

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jockmike2

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#10 posted 02-28-2007 09:18 PM

Very nice, there’s a furniture store at Houghton Lake, Michigan that sells the same type furniture. It’s beautiful man, of course you know that. Love the slab seat. jockmike.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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jpw1995

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#11 posted 02-28-2007 11:17 PM

So if all the kids that asked for toys for Christmas got sticks if they were bad… what did the kids that asked for sticks get if they were bad? Just curious. That’s an amazing bench, Bruce.

-- JP, Shelbyville, KY

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 02-28-2007 11:58 PM

Very nice, you could never get wood to bend this beautiful if you tried, you can’t beat Mother nature.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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RusticBru

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#13 posted 03-01-2007 12:29 AM

Hey JP…....Stones of course….another medium for natural beauty!

Thank You,
Bruce

-- RusticBru of Utah, bpsheelydesigns.com

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scottb

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#14 posted 03-01-2007 02:10 AM

I nominate this bench as one of the prizes for best entry in the rustic competition! That’ll be a bit friendlier on Marin’s wallet!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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fred4999

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#15 posted 12-19-2008 03:23 AM

Very nice, I like the way you blended everything together, really proportional – which is something I appreciate. Thanks for sharing!

-- Fred, Georgia

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