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Cedar bench

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Project by tblrxdave posted 10-29-2012 05:59 PM 849 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my latest bench. The seat was destined for the firewood pile with the comment from a follow sawmiller, “You can’t make anything from that slab.” I took the challenge.

I had some other pieces of cedar that I had saved and combined the legs and stretcher to the seat.
I shop-made some 3/4 inch dowels from cedar and wedged a through mortis and tenon stretcher to keep things stable.

I left the bark on the legs, chainsaw marks and larva tracks. I scraped the milled surfaces and knots with glass scrappers. Finished with BLO.

Dimensions are 36” x 9” x 18”

I think it came out well.





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HalDougherty

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#1 posted 10-29-2012 07:02 PM

Very creative! Your bench sure beats burning the slab. Thanks for sharing.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#2 posted 10-29-2012 07:17 PM

Well it’s obvious the cats approve!

-- Jim, Michigan

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OregonWoodRat

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#3 posted 10-29-2012 10:00 PM

Thanks for posting this. I was thinking of doing something simular but wanted to see an example.

It looks good. :)

-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

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HorizontalMike

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#4 posted 12-03-2012 01:35 AM

My cats would be all over this as well! I love the simplicity and functionality of this. Well done!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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