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Aluminum I beam and Walnut bench

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Project by donaldmee posted 352 days ago 1890 views 15 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this a while ago from material left over from some older projects. I often incorperate I-beams in my work and love these aluminum ones. The top is walnut and the truss rod in the legs is a left over piece of curly walnut from another table I made a while back. Thanks for looking.

-- donald mee





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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 352 days ago

I have to agree – this is a very cool-looking bench. The aluminum I-beam really sets it off well. Good idea, well done!

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Cory

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#2 posted 352 days ago

I love this….how did you attach the I-beam to the walnut?

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jap

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#3 posted 352 days ago

lovely work

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#4 posted 352 days ago

I’m with Cory, this is great but I need to know what magic you used to attach it!

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Texasking

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#5 posted 352 days ago

So where do you get these aluminum I-beams?
The table looks fantastic! Great job!!

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Sergio

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#6 posted 352 days ago

Aluminum and wood goes well together. did you epoxied it?

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Buckethead

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#7 posted 352 days ago

Gorgeous. Very innovative application.

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Mike_from_Buffalo

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#8 posted 352 days ago

Great idea, looks really good!

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tyvekboy

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#9 posted 352 days ago

Yes. Where do you get aluminum I-Beans?

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joein10asee

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#10 posted 352 days ago

You aren’t stealing these beams from the highway safety barriers…. are you? LOL

Cool bench!

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woodbutcherbynight

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#11 posted 352 days ago

It has a unique look, that said the black SUV across the street from your house is probably Homeland Security looking into those highway saftey barrier thefts….... (laughing)

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dylanbartlett

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#12 posted 352 days ago

Donald,

I love the contrast between the walnut and aluminum. How is the walnut supported? Did you weld flanges to the i-beam?

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DirkEdmund

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#13 posted 352 days ago

This totally rocks! Wayyy cool!!!

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newwoodbutcher

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#14 posted 352 days ago

Very clever

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#15 posted 352 days ago

Real nice!

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