Spalted Maple & Walnut Bench with Marble Top

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Project by Dodeka posted 751 days ago 1363 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I certainly took my time finishing this project, but it’s finally complete. I got my hands on a piece of dark green marble that was from the soda counter in my grandfather’s pharmacy. I decided to make a bench out of it to put in my foyer so that people have a place to sit while taking off and putting on their shoes.

The bench design is inspired by this Bancroft Bench (also picture #6 above). Most of the material is spalted maple, with a few strips of walnut in the top panels. I used a wiping varnish with a buffed wax finish. This is my first furniture project done almost entirely in my own workshop.

I also have some process pictures in my Picassa album for those interested:


Thanks for looking!

-- Liszka

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#1 posted 751 days ago

Very nice looking bench, good work.

-- Ben from IL

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#2 posted 751 days ago

Very nice, that spalted maple looks great with the marble.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#3 posted 750 days ago

Nice picture gallery! Shop looks like you pack a lot into it? The piece definitly fits the room. Nice work! is that your logo?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 750 days ago

Thanks! It’s a slim one-car garage, so I try to pack things in there as efficiently as I can. After finishing the bench, it was obvious that I still have work to do on organizing things, but I have a plan.

Yes, picture #5 is my logo, and the text below it is “MMXII” (2012)—though it’s a little hard to make it out in that picture. I posted a project about it, so you’re welcome to read more about it.

-- Liszka

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#5 posted 748 days ago

Very Nice Project! Thanks for Posting!


-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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