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Project by Manitario posted 02-19-2013 07:37 PM 2400 views 8 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First of several benches I’m making for the elm table I just finished (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/78137). The bench is elm; but there is an interesting contrast between the wood slab for the top and the legs. The top is much darker wood compared to the legs which took on an ugly yellowish tinge with the Minwax “Tung Oil” finish I used.

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#1 posted 02-19-2013 07:41 PM

ohhh, that came out sooooo nice!!

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#2 posted 02-19-2013 07:52 PM

Spectacular bench!

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#3 posted 02-19-2013 07:54 PM

Thanks guys, you’re very kind!

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#4 posted 02-19-2013 07:59 PM

Wait is this a bench for sitting at the table? Its hard to judge the scale by the picture. It would be nice to see them together.

I need to come up with some outdoor furniture like this.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#5 posted 02-19-2013 08:07 PM

Mauricio; yep it’s a bench for the table (less work than building a whole bunch of chairs!)

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#6 posted 02-19-2013 08:11 PM

That’s a really good idea. I’ve been kicking around this idea of making an outdoor trestle table and chairs out of all 4×4 cedar posts from HD. Having to make the chairs is was what gave me pause. Benches are a great solution.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#7 posted 02-20-2013 12:37 AM

Really nice, looks sturdy and the joinery looks very well executed. Sweet bench.

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#8 posted 02-20-2013 01:16 AM

Beautiful work. The sap wood on some elm will turn almost bright yellow when finished.

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

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#9 posted 02-20-2013 01:36 AM

Really cool bench design…BC

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#10 posted 02-20-2013 01:38 AM

Wow, that’s an exceptional slab. Well done!

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#11 posted 02-20-2013 01:19 PM

WHERE do people keeping getting these wonderful slabs…? ;)

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#12 posted 02-20-2013 01:27 PM

That table is absolutely beautiful.

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#13 posted 02-20-2013 03:48 PM

Wow, what an awesome table, love it, great craftsmanship.

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#14 posted 02-20-2013 04:31 PM

I think the contrast is perfect together; great looking bench!

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#15 posted 02-20-2013 04:32 PM

Stunning work!

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