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Garden Bench in Wyche Elm

The seat is sculpted like a tractor seat and moulds

nicely to the butt

Finished in a sort of Danish Oil mix

The clients are Artist & Architect a wonderful couple

The brief was the briefest ever

This is part two of a three part set

I may have lost the final part of the commission due to my

tardiness in time keeping

Not that they have said this.

In fact after nearly eighteen months Liz sent me an email saying

“In my own time” not many customers like that to the board foot. :)

I may still go ahead with part 3 regardless as it is in my head and the timber

has been sitting ready for 18 months not counting a year of Air followed by

a sloooow kiln (100w light bulbs are the source of the energy for my kiln &

they also power the moisture void)

Thanks for looking

Jamie
In sunshine by the banks o the bonnie Doon

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe





19 comments so far

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whitedog

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#1 posted 796 days ago

That’s one great looking bench . Like to see more pictures.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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grizzman

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#2 posted 796 days ago

looks great jamie, when you have some more pictures i would like to see them, i like the finish on there, looks very rich.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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redryder

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#3 posted 796 days ago

That’s kinda funky. There must be more to this story. The legs??

-- mike...............

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Jim Bertelson

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#4 posted 796 days ago

Love it! The force has been with you!

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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majuvla

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#5 posted 796 days ago

Well, this is something!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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canadianchips

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#6 posted 796 days ago

Only one word need. ”WOW !”

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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steliart

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#7 posted 796 days ago

what a beauty to look at

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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stefang

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#8 posted 796 days ago

What I see looks fantastic, but I too would like to see more of it!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jamie Speirs

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#9 posted 795 days ago

Thanks everyone,

it is nice to be back

I’ve missed my LJ buddies only getting online for a brief glimpse of posts

The legs were the brief

Two 3×3” posts planted in the ground

I now nee two ambulant “Jolly Rogues” to help me get it all in situ

Then I think a few pictures will explain it all

I even made patterns for this bench

In case I get a bulk order. LOL

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 795 days ago

It looks great Jaime! The wood is beautiful and the natural edge is really awesome. I love the satin finish on it. It really makes it look rich. Very, very nice!

Sheila :)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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GenerationWW

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#11 posted 795 days ago

Interesting design, Really like that back rest. Good job! Go with the last phase, if they don’t want I am sure there are tons of people out there that would!

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ www.generationwoodworks.com for free!

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doncutlip

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#12 posted 795 days ago

Really cool, a great look for a garden bench, should fit right in

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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papabear

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#13 posted 795 days ago

a wonderful design. I like it.

Something a bit funny, when I first opened the link, it looked like you had a hogs head mounted on the left side of the bench. The back of the bench almost looks like a 3-D hogs head with a quick glance (snout is the right hand side of the back, ears and eyes closer left hand side top :-)

-- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

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Brit

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#14 posted 794 days ago

Jamie – That is one cool bench and it looks really comfortable. Can’t wait to see the additional photos of the bench in situ. Thanks for sharing. Hope you’re well and have settled into your new home nicely.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Martyroc

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#15 posted 794 days ago

That looks awesome, I love the design and the finish is spot on. I like how the back shows the wood in its natural form.

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

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