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Project by Simeond posted 12-05-2012 02:30 AM 1452 views 11 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did this fun project for my kids preschool class. Their school has a fundraising auction every year and each class works with a parent to make something that gets auctioned off.

So, I gave each of the kids a 4”x12” piece of paper and asked them to draw any crazy shape they wanted. I then cut out the shape and gave it back to them to paint.

Originally, this was to be a very simple straight bench. It turned out there were too many kids in the class (counting part-timers) so I had to improvize and made this “conversation” bench with an “s” shape.

The bench is made of cherry (for the seat) and walnut.

It was a fun collaboration! All thoughts are welcome…

-- "...a band of small discoveries, strung like pearls on a thread of curiosity, lending richness to our work...." - James Krenov....... soulcraftwoodshop.com





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#1 posted 12-05-2012 09:37 AM

What a great idea.
Nicely done.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#2 posted 12-05-2012 09:37 AM

what a great way to help the kids

it is very nice
and well done
the colors add so much to it too

bet everyone really enjoyed this

great design
good combo

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 12-05-2012 04:36 PM

I really like the concept behind this project, great work!

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#4 posted 12-05-2012 08:26 PM

great concept
nice design
great teamwork
very well executed :-)

thanks for sharing
Dennis

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#5 posted 12-05-2012 10:08 PM

A class of its own. Tremendously beautiful is an understatement!

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#6 posted 12-06-2012 02:11 AM

Great concept and great way to include the kids…...And for a good cause….

-- Brock, Illinois

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#7 posted 12-07-2012 05:57 PM

Fantastic!

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#8 posted 12-07-2012 10:10 PM

Very creative. Love all of the color. Nice build too.

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#9 posted 12-14-2012 12:18 PM

Absolutely a great project…. involving the kids like that. I read an article where a glass maker took children’s drawings of ‘monsters’ and sculpted them in glass. Great effect of the conversation bench.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#10 posted 12-17-2012 12:16 AM

what a great piece, i love the involvement of the children, its a beautiful seat, and a really cool design, your work is really so very nice…always pleasing to the eye, and great joinery…

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

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