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Ed's bench

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Project by watermark posted 07-01-2013 03:04 AM 798 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A neighbour had a pair of Norfolk Island Pines taken down most of the first tree went to wood turners and the bottom 25 of the second went to a canoe builder. All that was left over was a couple of 9’ logs. I made this bench for him and got 2 8/4 boards of one and milled the other too. The legs are carved out with the chainsaw to receive the top and hold it steady.

No finish yet. Any advice on what finish to use would be nice.

Thanks for looking

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb





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jeffswildwood

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#1 posted 07-01-2013 12:43 PM

Nice use of a tree that would have been firewood. Love the simple garden look.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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Fishinbo

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#2 posted 07-03-2013 03:21 PM

Cool log bench! Like it, a great addition in the backyard. Great job!

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InFoGiLy

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#3 posted 03-02-2015 05:13 AM

So I’m guessing that the reason you didn’t stand the legs upright is because it would be too tall…. I’m being ordered by “she who must be Obay’d” to make an outdoor seat and i like you design.

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watermark

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#4 posted 03-02-2015 07:29 PM



So I m guessing that the reason you didn t stand the legs upright is because it would be too tall…. I m being ordered by “she who must be Obay d” to make an outdoor seat and i like you design.

- InFoGiLy

Was more for ease of construction and stability. This way you can just use the chainsaw to carve out the legs to hold the top in place and it pretty much levels itself and is really stable. If you turn the legs up you would have to make a large flat cut on the bench top to join the legs and I think it would be much harder to get it level.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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