Oak bench (the pig)

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 06-21-2012 12:54 PM 1320 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One if the first trees I cut this year was an Oak. It was at the bottom of a ravine & my pickup was at the top. That’s the first time I realized how heavy these slabs were. Top took 7 hours to cut it up and get it out of there. Been starting at this in the shop since, threatening to make a bench. It’s 5 feet long about 80 pounds. Going to the show I set up today. Other two benches are Pine & Ash.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 06-21-2012 02:38 PM


These look great – especially the Oak one.

Good luck at the show!


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#2 posted 06-21-2012 02:50 PM


Good looking bench. It should attract a lot of attention at the show. I’ve got a red oak log down in my woods that I need to bring home. It’s 35” in diameter and 18’ long. The red oak fell in a storm several years ago and I cut it into 3 logs. I’ve brought home the first two and the butt log is still waiting in the woods. I need some framing 2×4’s so it’s on my weeks project list. I’m not looking forward to getting it out of the woods, but with a big winch and a log arch, it’s almost possible to move it by myself…

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#3 posted 06-21-2012 03:17 PM

I love the way nature shaped that top. It’s really pretty.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 06-21-2012 03:54 PM

Nice work, Monte, well worth the trouble.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

#5 posted 06-21-2012 05:36 PM

Nice job I started at the top and went back but I got to all your post Woo whoooo.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#6 posted 06-21-2012 08:12 PM

The cooler would look great on top of this. Good job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 06-21-2012 11:41 PM

One heck-of-a hunka hunka wood/s

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 06-22-2012 01:27 AM

I love the live edges on all the slabs. The last pic looks a lot like the elm I just sawed (but the damn blue tint on everything makes it had to appreciate it!) Sorry Monte, I couldn’t help myself.

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

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