Garden Bench in Situ

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Project by Jamie Speirs posted 05-15-2012 05:29 PM 3504 views 3 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wood is Wyche Elm

Finish is a sorta Danish Oil

I made patterns of the bench in case Ikea chooses

me as there designer. LoL

Well the sun was out in Ayrshire today

The pieces were to big for me to install alone

So I enlisted the help of my Jolly Rouges

Albert n Sanny

You can get by with a little help from my friends


-- 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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#1 posted 05-15-2012 06:04 PM

great looking bench

-- Jeffro,knockonwood

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#2 posted 05-15-2012 06:05 PM

beautiful jamie, you did a fantastic job here, i love this bench, what a beautiful piece of wood, you couldnt have done this any better…glad you had some help from your friends, friends are wonderful, and you have two good ones there…bravo on this great project…

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

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#3 posted 05-15-2012 08:26 PM

A grand piece of work Jamie. Elm is wonderful wood.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 05-15-2012 08:41 PM

A beautiful work of art. I have never hear of Wyche Elm, but your project has peaked my interest into wanting some. It looks hard and soft at the same time. The grains seem to flow as the sun hits it. Thanks for sharing.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#5 posted 05-15-2012 08:48 PM

What a great piece…love the slatted seat… and the back is really cool

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#6 posted 05-16-2012 12:31 AM

Very nice bench.

-- - Martin

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#7 posted 05-16-2012 12:31 AM

Really cool design. And some beautiful wood. That vid brought back a lot of memories. Thanks.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 05-16-2012 01:11 AM

Harmony with nature Jamie….. you just can’t do better than that.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#9 posted 05-16-2012 01:20 AM

Jamie, your work is fantastic!

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#10 posted 05-16-2012 01:27 AM

great looking garden bench.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#11 posted 05-16-2012 03:54 AM

That´s great looking set…beeing an ikea´s desingers…every carpenters dream…maybe not


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#12 posted 05-16-2012 06:17 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#13 posted 05-16-2012 10:07 AM

Jamie, they are beautiful!
Not Albert n Sanny…
The bench and table.
So how did it go with the story?
Where did it get installet?
Big smile here, wonderful set.
Best thoughts my friend,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#14 posted 05-16-2012 10:15 AM

Very striking and inviting. Like ‘em a lot.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#15 posted 05-16-2012 10:23 AM

Hi Mads,

This was made for a Architectect and his wife.

I was given the order 18 months ago and with the

move I’m a bit backlogged there is another piece

to be made for the garden but that design is fairly complex

The tree was a local dead standing tree that was cut for

safety reasons

There was not much usable timber in the tree about twice

the amount I used and that was from a limb

The wildlife got all the rest fair share I feel

This was the briefest brief that I was ever given

The location of four 3×3 posts in the ground

The builder sunk the posts and I did one site

visit and it fitted like a dream

I dont know if the clients have even seen it yet

as we just went in and sited it then left. :)

Aw wee surprise for them.

They have the Root Ball from another Wyche Elm

intheir front garden that they found as driftwood

So I’m waiting to here from them.


-- 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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