Sycamore/Purpleheart Sitting Bench

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Project by Sinister posted 09-17-2012 01:53 PM 2092 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a project, but here is a bench I designed and built a few months ago. The back is held on using black pipe. The second picture is of the bottom of the seat showing that the pipe is attached to the bottom by pipe flanges. The photography doesn’t do the QS sycamore justice. The grain is pretty amazing. I have more pictures posted here:

-- Patrick, Iowa City

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#1 posted 09-17-2012 05:29 PM

Looks good! It sure suits the location in the last photo.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#2 posted 09-17-2012 08:37 PM

Beautiful design and craftsmanship. Pipe flanges are genius, and the legs put me in mind of a pair of Jorgenson clamps….very fitting.

-- jbschutz

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#3 posted 09-17-2012 10:41 PM

great looking bench.i like the black piping for the back supports.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 09-18-2012 01:00 AM

You did a fine job on this. From design to build….it’s just fantastic and unique all at the same time.

In a word..SWEET !

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

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#5 posted 09-18-2012 01:07 AM

A unique design that worked well and some beautiful sycamore. Is that more black pipe between the legs?

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

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#6 posted 09-18-2012 02:06 AM

great bench. A unique and attractive design.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 09-18-2012 05:46 AM

Looks very solid and massive.I hope it is confortable as well.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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