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Coastal Live Oak Bench

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Project by JDFARMS posted 12-12-2012 07:59 AM 958 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this bench out of a coastal live oak. The tree fell over so I got the chainsaw out and cut a big slab out. Tools used were: Chainsaw 24” bar, 3” hand planer, and a palm sander. I put some clear coat on it, but I have always like a thick coat on benches, so i put a 1/4” deep resin over it to finish. I am not sure the dimensions, it was more eyeballed than anything else but several times my saw’s bar wouldnt go all the way through. The legs were just stumps from a different limb. Due to lack of tools, (at college, worked with three different power tools) i made it simple and just sawed three stumps. Hopefully my grandparents never want it moved, this crazy thing is HEAVY.





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 12-12-2012 08:31 AM

It looks really, really heavy! But it also looks really good. Beautiful wood. Shouldn’t tip over either :-)

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

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#2 posted 12-12-2012 08:38 AM

Welcome to LJ’s!

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

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#3 posted 12-12-2012 01:20 PM

A beautiful piece of work. Great job.

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

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#4 posted 12-12-2012 07:55 PM

Something natural means enormous beauty.

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#5 posted 12-12-2012 08:35 PM

I want one!

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

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