Maple bench

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 486 days ago 1591 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#1 posted 486 days ago

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

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#2 posted 486 days ago

There is something about rustic furniture that really hits the mark with me.

Nice work.

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#3 posted 486 days ago

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 486 days ago

great bench.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#5 posted 486 days ago

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 486 days ago

I’m sure there is some heft to benches of this style. Nicely done

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 486 days ago

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 486 days ago

great job,wish i could get as much done as you do,and as nice as you do.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#9 posted 486 days ago

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 486 days ago

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

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#11 posted 486 days ago

Good looking bench Monte, nice bookcase also

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#12 posted 486 days ago

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 486 days ago

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 486 days ago

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?

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#15 posted 486 days ago

very sharp

-- greg indiana

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