Entryway ash bench

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Project by zalsa posted 09-12-2012 02:33 AM 2329 views 15 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Entryway bench made of ash.

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#1 posted 09-12-2012 02:40 AM

No Kidding!! That is amazing. I have never seen anything like it.

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#2 posted 09-12-2012 02:41 AM

Nice. Did you bend that?

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

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#3 posted 09-12-2012 02:41 AM

Welcome to LJ’s!

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

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#4 posted 09-12-2012 02:41 AM

Wow that is beautiful, great design, so are those ash strips glued together? What is the finish, is there a finish on it?

-- A good craftsman is able to make it work with the tools he has, I still need more tools

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#5 posted 09-12-2012 05:47 AM

Very eyecatching I want to see more pictures, if possible.

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#6 posted 09-12-2012 10:40 AM

Yes- the strips are glued together on either end – the middle is open. Danish cord on the end – but it is just decorative. No finish on it – because I could not figure out how to finish prior to glue up and don’t want variation in the color if I finish after.
Thanks for the comments.

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#7 posted 09-12-2012 11:44 AM

beautiful ccaftsmanship and design, welcome to ljs

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#8 posted 09-12-2012 03:51 PM

I love the organic shape of your bench! The ropework really adds a nice flare.
Great job, well done!

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

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#9 posted 09-13-2012 12:20 AM

WOW oh WOW !

Beautiful and imaginative piece.

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#10 posted 09-13-2012 12:41 AM


Thanks for posting such a beautiful creation!

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#11 posted 09-13-2012 02:00 AM

Delicious. I am curious as to the joinery of the angled struts to the top.

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#12 posted 09-13-2012 02:29 PM

Great design and out of the box thinking. Kudos….

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#13 posted 09-13-2012 03:08 PM

elegant piece! What is the story behind it? :-)

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#14 posted 09-14-2012 01:20 AM

lovely design and execution.. big props!



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#15 posted 09-14-2012 12:19 PM

Vipond33 – there is a 4 inch wide board that runs from one end of the bench to the other- and the struts are (angle) mortised (then wedged) into that board. The Bench top sits on the board with glue on the ends that are “solid”, with 4 screws from the bottom as insurance – and then covered by the stringing.

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