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It has been a while since I have added any projects here but we have been busy. The rustic benches have been really popular.
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#1 posted 06-15-2008 03:58 AM
wow those are really cool! i can see why they have been so popular. keep up the great work!
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#2 posted 06-15-2008 04:01 AM
Very nice! Are these cedar? I would worry about the legs warping being that they’re solid. I guess they don’t though since you did it that way.
#3 posted 06-15-2008 04:31 AM
Thanks for the kind words. These benches are made from 12-16 inch wide and 2 inch thick white pine. The first one was just a rainy day project using scrap lumber. The won’t last long outside but do look good while they last. We are only getting $20.00 apiece for them without words or pictures. If they request them customized we add a little more. He has made some from poplar and red cedar. I have seen one or two warp a little but not noticeably.
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#4 posted 06-15-2008 04:31 AM
I can see why they are popular. Thank you for sharing.
-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.
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#5 posted 06-15-2008 05:54 PM
nice slabs, are those routered or painted and wood burned.
-- Doug Cedar Log Furniture, www.cedar-stuff.com
#6 posted 06-16-2008 12:17 AM
These are done with a router then painted in. I am not really good at the painting but the belt sander will fix any mistakes.
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#7 posted 06-19-2008 05:45 AM
More Maple? These are great. I do some similar benches in Cedar and they are one of my best sellers. Do you use any type of oil or finish?
-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info
#8 posted 06-19-2008 06:20 AM
We made one like these in red cedar just the other day but I failed to get a picture of it before it was sold. I usually use a polyurethane fininsh on the cedar signs, I like the way it makes them turn so red. I have just started trying out some Thompson’s water seal and that looks good too. Not slick and shiny but still a nice red color.
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