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Project by Veto posted 425 days ago 2486 views 45 times favorited 49 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first post on lumberjacks so I guess I’ll go ahead and post my latest piece. This a bench that I built out of walnut and white oak. It was built for the Andre Christine art gallery in Mooresville NC and lucky for me, they already sold it.
The idea was to create the seat for the bench using a series of boards that have no curves on them, only hard angles but create the illusion of curves when all the boards are put together in a row. Each piece had to be made individually as no two were the same.
It was a challenging project but I was happy with the results.





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 425 days ago

First of all, Welcome to LJ….a great bunch of folks all over the world. Now your project…just wonderful. I could look at the angles for hours. When you lay on it, is is slanted, you said you were creating an illusion of curves.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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deon

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#2 posted 425 days ago

Very cool piece of work. Welcome and keep on posting

-- Dreaming patterns

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tamtum

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#3 posted 425 days ago

Great design.

-- Alexander , Greece, http://alekosbiki.wordpress.com/

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docspencer

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#4 posted 425 days ago

Beautiful design and great execution. Nice piece of work!

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Buckethead

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#5 posted 425 days ago

Beautiful! Looks like quite a few board feet. A massive investment in materials, design and labor. You pulled it off incredibly well! Even where where it counts in the pocket.

Its fitting that this went to a gallery. Now to be appreciated by an art lover who recognizes its value as well as its beauty.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 425 days ago

Very beautiful piece. Shows imagination. Being unique is always the key.

Welcome to LumberJocks

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 425 days ago

Wow! Nice design and beautiful piece. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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michelletwo

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#8 posted 425 days ago

welcome to LJ’s..thanks for sharing this unique bench. I like it tons!

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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david38

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#9 posted 425 days ago

great looking bench

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CharlieM1958

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#10 posted 425 days ago

What a creative and beautiful piece!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Jeff Tobert

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#11 posted 425 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks! This is a really cool bench, I love the design and the execution. You pulled off what you were trying to accomplish and then some! Really well done!

-- All in or give in.

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Woodbridge

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#12 posted 425 days ago

The design of your bench is great. Its is very unique and beautiful. Welcome the LJs and I look forward to seeing more of your work.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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obi999

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#13 posted 425 days ago

Wow, this piece of art and craftsmanship leaves me breathless!
Welcome to lumberjocks and thank you for sharing

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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jeepturner

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#14 posted 425 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.
Nice bench. I like the curved look that you achieved with the angled pieces.
Thanks for sharing. I look forward to your next posted project.

-- Mel,

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BTimmons

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#15 posted 425 days ago

Extraordinary. Looking forward to see what else you do.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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