Maple bench

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 03-13-2013 09:18 PM 1886 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.

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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

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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.

Nice work.

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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

great bench.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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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.

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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.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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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

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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

very sharp

-- greg indiana

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