Book-matched Bench made from old Cedar Beams

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Project by RedBeard posted 05-15-2012 04:19 PM 2125 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is built from some old Cedar barn beams that I was recently given. The top is book-matched and measures 16” x 80”. It sits 17 1/2” high. The legs are cut from an old cedar 4×4. The inside faces are tapered and they are joined with through tenons and maple wedges. Not sure if this will be an outdoor piece, but I finished it with Sikkens just in case. I have a 4ft 6×8 that will will hopefully become the “love seat” of the set.

Thanks for checking it out!

-- Measure once, cut twice

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#1 posted 05-15-2012 10:26 PM

very cool … clever idea with the pegs in the tenons.


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#2 posted 05-15-2012 10:35 PM

Very cool, I like it

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 05-16-2012 11:39 AM

Great looking bench.

-- - Martin

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#4 posted 05-17-2012 02:17 AM

That looks great, I love the live edge on this, nicely done.

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

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