Hickory slab bench

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Project by smithy posted 04-22-2012 01:47 AM 1323 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lightening struck a hickory tree and peeled a big piece off the side; I thought it looked like a good bench slab. I cut it into 2 parts, this was the poorer side for a practice run. Also used the branches for the legs and bracing; and man! is that some tuff wood to get a screw or nail into! Next one will have to be all mortices.

-- Kevin, Indiana

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#1 posted 04-22-2012 01:07 PM

Now that’s as natural looking as you can get, I love it!

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 04-22-2012 03:28 PM

Show us more of how the joinery works? I really like the look. What is in the jar?

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#3 posted 04-22-2012 03:34 PM

That is really neat looking

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 04-22-2012 07:14 PM

Thanks for the comments; It’s a jar of iced tea for size reference. And, I guess I should explain the guy hanging from our railing- my hip boots have a leak and are drying out for the next walk down the river..

-- Kevin, Indiana

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