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Project by Manitario posted 518 days ago 2167 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.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil





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#1 posted 518 days ago

ohhh, that came out sooooo nice!!

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#2 posted 518 days ago

Spectacular bench!

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

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#3 posted 518 days ago

Thanks guys, you’re very kind!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#4 posted 518 days ago

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 518 days ago

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

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#6 posted 518 days ago

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 518 days ago

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

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#8 posted 518 days ago

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

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#9 posted 518 days ago

Really cool bench design…BC

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#10 posted 518 days ago

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

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#11 posted 518 days ago

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

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#12 posted 518 days ago

That table is absolutely beautiful.

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#13 posted 518 days ago

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

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#14 posted 518 days ago

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

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#15 posted 518 days ago

Stunning work!

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