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The seat and back of this bench are made of spalted maple. The legs are spalted poplar. Using up logs on benches. I guess you can’t take it with you.
Thanks for looking
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
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#1 posted 03-13-2013 09:42 PM
Quite Nice! You really let your artistic imagination take over as you make use of all that might be considered trash or fire wood to others. Thanks for the pics.
-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 email@example.com
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#2 posted 03-13-2013 09:51 PM
There is something about rustic furniture that really hits the mark with me.
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#3 posted 03-13-2013 10:05 PM
Nice job on this. I like how you did the ends!
-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!
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#4 posted 03-13-2013 10:29 PM
-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com
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#5 posted 03-13-2013 11:11 PM
Great bench, Monte! You stay busy.
-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)
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#6 posted 03-13-2013 11:29 PM
I’m sure there is some heft to benches of this style. Nicely done
-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com
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#7 posted 03-13-2013 11:53 PM
Great work Monte!. How you drive the grain of the legs so that there is no risk of splitting?
-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)
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#8 posted 03-14-2013 12:32 AM
great job,wish i could get as much done as you do,and as nice as you do.
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#9 posted 03-14-2013 12:49 AM
Both the maple and poplar have a lot of “character” and great color! My maple is pretty plain whit and the little poplar I see is green! Someone will snap this one up quick! Raise the prices on these really pretty woods.
-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm
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#10 posted 03-14-2013 01:19 AM
Very nice Monte, I’m with Andy they have eye popping character.
-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs
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#11 posted 03-14-2013 01:23 AM
Good looking bench Monte, nice bookcase also
-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....
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#12 posted 03-14-2013 02:54 AM
What can I say Monte….that bench is pretty ugly….lol yeah Right, another materpiece bud…well done.
-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)
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#13 posted 03-14-2013 02:57 AM
Some beautiful maple there Monte ! Hard maple or the good stuff (our Western Big Leaf Maple – just kidding !)?
-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""
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#14 posted 03-14-2013 04:02 AM
Monte…You are doing some creative work with those slabs. have you considered carving out the seat like i see on many maloof style rocking chairs?
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#15 posted 03-14-2013 11:44 AM
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