Oak and walnut Bench

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Project by CalgaryGeoff posted 500 days ago 2369 views 34 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bench is made from three different woods and held together with mortise and tenon joinery, Red Oak on the legs with Walnut high lights and White Oak makes the seat. It’s all 1 3/4 solid wood. Length is around 44” and width 16” and height is 19”. Finished with three coats of Pecan stain and three coats of polyurethane. In total there are 17 BF used in this bench.

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#1 posted 500 days ago

Very…. Nice Geoff, great work.

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#2 posted 500 days ago

I like that, Jeff!

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#3 posted 500 days ago

Very cool! nice work!

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#4 posted 500 days ago

Very nicely done Geoff your choice of wood combinations work very well together. I also like the style of the bench. Is that your design?

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 500 days ago

Great design. The holes and the curves work really well together. And the oak/walnut looks great in combination. Just a nice job all around!

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#6 posted 500 days ago

The design is a modification of one from fine wood working magazine. Building a table to match and another bench to complete the set.

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#7 posted 500 days ago

Geoff: You have my vote. Another wonderful design. Can’t wait to see the rest.-don

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#8 posted 500 days ago

I like the whole project, especially the beveled edges on the ends of the seat. It’s the kind of subtle detail that adds a lot of interest without being really flashy. Good work!

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#9 posted 499 days ago

Well done!! Very creative design.

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#10 posted 499 days ago

It has a lot of character. Well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#11 posted 499 days ago

I like it a lot. Nice work.

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#12 posted 499 days ago

Pretty sweet design and nicely executed!

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#13 posted 499 days ago

nice looking bench. I like the Walnut centre for the legs. Nice design.

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#14 posted 498 days ago

Nice Geoff, great work.


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#15 posted 496 days ago

That is a beautiful bench! I love it. You did a good job on it!

-- Snookie, Jasper,GA

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