A Seat to Remember

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The timber was reclaimed from a fence that I helped removed from a farm near Canberra quite a number of years ago. They were the stringers, which hang along the fence between each post. The purpose is to stop the wires twisting around each other when a cow or sheep hits the fence. There were about three each between the posts, so there were a lot of them. Most were only good for the fire place but some were solid enough to be used.

I have made a chair and some went into the bread boards I have posted. And some went into the fire after all. But I had enough to make something and decided if I didn’t use them, they would end up ‘up in smoke’. So I put aside some other projects and built this chair.

A couple of weeks ago a good friend of mine’s brother fell to the black dog. For those unaware to the term, it refers to depression. Andrew has been fighting this beast for as long as I have known him, about 15 years. Well it got too much for him and he took his own life.

This chair is going to my friend Alex, hoping it will provide some peaceful moments for him to remember his brother.

-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 713 days ago

Tough story. Sad. Hope your good work helps.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 713 days ago

The story explains your work… meaningful.

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#3 posted 713 days ago

Sorry to hear about your friend’s brother, tragic occurrence. Hope this beautiful bench helps ease your friends pain.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 713 days ago

G’day, Mate!. Sorry to hear of your friend. The world gets too heavy for some people and we hate to see it come to that.

Nice unique bench. Nice story about its previous life. I love recycling and giving new life to wood that would otherwise be burned. ..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 713 days ago

A sad story, a unhappy ending to someone who had suffered a long time. this is a fine gift for your friends brother.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 713 days ago

God Bless you for building the bench. It will be apreciated I am sure! Very thoughtful!

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#7 posted 713 days ago

Very interesting design and a nice gift. Sorry for your loss .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 713 days ago

very simple but effective design

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#9 posted 713 days ago

I have a dear friend who also suffers from depression. This bench reminds me of how he seems to always take one step forward and another step back. It’s a fitting tribute and a piece well done.
Thank you for sharing and give my best to Alex…...

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#10 posted 712 days ago

If you’re to battle “TBD”, What better than…....WhiteWulf, Seven tears & counting.

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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