Another Ash bench

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 08-21-2012 05:40 PM 1996 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Originally I wasn’t going to post this because I have posted one like it before. But after the polyurethane hit it, I felt I needed too.

Made of spalted Ash. 2” thick slabs. It’s 51” long, 41” tall & 25” some sanding and a few more coats of poly to go.

Yes, I’m still alive at central States Fair

Thanks for looking

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

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#1 posted 08-21-2012 05:52 PM

Looks like a nice place to rest your ash.
Good job on the bench.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 08-21-2012 05:52 PM

Wow ! I had no idea ash could look this nice ! How did you manage to avoid it cracking with all that nice figured grain ?

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#3 posted 08-21-2012 06:32 PM

Way nice! Ash, huh? Grain really pops. Mind if I ask how you brace the seat and back to prevent wobble? Thanks for sharing.



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#4 posted 08-21-2012 06:36 PM

Very Impressive. Will look even better with your final coatings.

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#5 posted 08-21-2012 07:19 PM

Nice rustic piece. Good job.

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

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#6 posted 08-21-2012 07:40 PM

This is really cool Monte. Great lines and a rustic flow to the pieces here. Thanks for sharing, wonderful work!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#7 posted 08-21-2012 08:00 PM

Sweet. I may need to build a similar one after I build a front porch.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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#8 posted 08-21-2012 08:26 PM

Lookin Good! Go Monte GO!!!!

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#9 posted 08-22-2012 12:36 AM

thats a real beauty, very nice figure there, well worth posting…hows the fair, are you selling any, or is our slump alive and well…....grizz

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

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Monte Pittman

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#10 posted 08-22-2012 01:01 AM

Still some slump here. Not nearly as bad as last year. Should get plenty of orders to keep me busy through fall.

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

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#11 posted 08-22-2012 01:14 AM

Those are some beautiful ash slabs and you did them justice with this rustic style bench.

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

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#12 posted 08-22-2012 01:15 AM

Monte, the poly really made that grain pop! i really like those live edges .

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

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#13 posted 08-22-2012 12:27 PM

This is one nice Ash bench. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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