Mesquite Bench

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Project by BlueStingrayBoots posted 06-24-2013 07:48 AM 1871 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A mesquite bench that I was able to finish in a few days. I poured clear epoxy in the crevasses for a simple coat and then I applied a few coats of urethane with a brush since I dont have a sprayer. Its just slightly duller, less shiny. The grooves feel nice, I like shaping this wood.

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#1 posted 06-24-2013 10:56 AM

Very beautiful. Bet it’s heavy also.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-24-2013 11:38 AM

Very nice. How did you attach the stretcher to the legs?

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#3 posted 06-24-2013 12:58 PM

Looks pretty sturdy! Nice rustic piece.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 06-24-2013 01:27 PM

Great looking Gerald.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 06-24-2013 01:36 PM

This turned out very nicely and the wood is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#6 posted 06-24-2013 02:10 PM

Only weighs 70 Lbs. There are two square strips underneath where I used screws to hold top on. Its sturdy but no glue was used in case some day someone wants to refinish it. Gonna try my luck with the co-signer. Thanks LJ friends :)

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#7 posted 06-24-2013 04:10 PM

A nice solid little table …. nice job..

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#8 posted 06-24-2013 06:17 PM


-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#9 posted 06-25-2013 12:28 AM

Very nice! I like the no glue design and of course, the mesquite is beautiful!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 06-26-2013 12:40 AM

Caught my eye! Nice continuity in shape form and color.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 06-27-2013 02:16 PM

Fantastic bench! Great design, wood choice and finish. Has a very nice rustic appeal. Great job!

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