Walnut Bench

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Project by schroeder posted 03-05-2007 10:25 PM 2855 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this style of bench somewhere and designed it to fit my needs. I was about to take the seat in for upholstery when I came across this slab – I planed it down and fit it to the top (floating) – went from a “boot bench” to an interesting piece of furniture. (finished w three coats of poly)

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#1 posted 03-05-2007 10:45 PM

definitely interesting!!

isn’t wood beautiful?? Love the creation.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 03-05-2007 10:51 PM

Very nice use of a slab. I’ve got a half a dozen of them I might try something like that.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 03-05-2007 11:55 PM

I like the different geometries in the styling.

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#4 posted 03-06-2007 01:57 AM

Very nice looking color and design. It’s great you don’t get locked into having to create something that is perfectly symetrical. Freeform is an an artists choice. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 03-06-2007 02:31 AM


-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#6 posted 03-06-2007 03:53 AM

Hi Schroeder;
—-yes that slab is very beautiful and the use of the walnut makes the color even better!

Kind of like re-cycled ‘wood art’ in the process of becoming a created new again bench.

-- --frank, NH,

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#7 posted 03-06-2007 08:05 AM

Beautiful wood, and as stated – interesting design.

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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#8 posted 03-07-2007 03:27 AM

Great use of a great slab.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#9 posted 03-07-2007 03:36 AM


I like the looks of this bench and the use of the natural shape of the seat. I have some slabs of walnut about like that. Its given me some ideas.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#10 posted 03-07-2007 03:39 AM

Thanks all – I hate to admit this, but really I was mostly being cheap. At the time, I would have had to pay for upholstery, and I had access to the slab so…

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#11 posted 03-07-2007 09:21 AM

That is a beuatiful bench! I love the slab of walnut – just gorgeous.


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#12 posted 03-07-2007 03:53 PM

I like the mix in style, craftsman with “natural slab”. It would look good in my entry way…..

-- Duane Kohles

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#13 posted 03-08-2007 12:27 AM

Very interesting combination of the formal with the informal; sort of Arts & Crafts with a twist.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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