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Project by TheKingsTreasures posted 06-15-2008 03:13 AM 1838 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

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#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,

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#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

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#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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