Walnut Bench

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Project by schroeder posted 2600 days ago 2037 views 3 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 2600 days ago

definitely interesting!!

isn’t wood beautiful?? Love the creation.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 2600 days ago

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 †

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dennis mitchell

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#3 posted 2600 days ago

I like the different geometries in the styling.

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#4 posted 2600 days ago

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 2600 days ago


-- 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 2600 days ago

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 2600 days ago

Beautiful wood, and as stated – interesting design.

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

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#8 posted 2599 days ago

Great use of a great slab.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#9 posted 2599 days ago


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 2599 days ago

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 2598 days ago

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


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Duane Kohles

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#12 posted 2598 days ago

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 2598 days ago

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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