Cherry Bench

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Project by Michael posted 09-27-2013 05:21 PM 1491 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this bench as a commissioned piece for a neighbor. I despise cherry but he has a few MBF stacked up. Sitting width of approximately six feet, mortise and tennon joinery-re enforced with screws where applicable. This was the first larger project that I have used an HVLP gun to finish and I will be investing in better equipment soon. I used Minwax WATER based spar urethane and I will never buy the oil variant again.

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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#1 posted 09-27-2013 05:24 PM

Great looking bench…. Love the flow on this. The round-overs make it look so inviting…. A real beauty!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 09-27-2013 07:38 PM

Looks very nice. Finish looks awesome.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 09-27-2013 08:27 PM

Cherry is heavy and strong wood. It will stand for years. It’s very nice. Well done.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#4 posted 09-28-2013 01:31 AM

Nicely executed. I’m puzzled as to why you “despise cherry” as you’ve created quite a beautiful bench.

-- "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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#5 posted 09-28-2013 01:35 AM

Great Lookin Bench

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 09-28-2013 01:46 AM

You did a great job on this. It looks like a comfortable place to sit.

-- “And the products of wealth push you along on the bow wave of their spiritless undying selves.” ― I. Anderson

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#7 posted 09-28-2013 01:51 AM

Nice bench! I personally love cherry. Why the dislike for it if I may ask

-- A person of integrity never speaks of it...he walks in it...

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#8 posted 09-28-2013 11:43 AM

Very nice bench…excellent job.

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

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#9 posted 09-30-2013 04:25 PM

Your beautiful bench looks comfy and sturdy. Like the cherry and finish. It will even look better with age. Well done!

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