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Trestle Bench From Reclaimed Douglas Fir

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Project by barringerwoodworks posted 320 days ago 1605 views 11 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished! I documented this build on my blog. The DF was salvaged from a remodel I worked on. It’s probably from around the mid 1930’s. Walnut was bought. It has a wipe-on oil and urethane mix of three coats, satin sheen. The design was very spontaneous and took shape as I built. I see elements of Early American Colonial and Japanese. Stranger things have happened I suppose. I welcome any comments or questions.

-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA https://barringerwoodworks.squarespace.com





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BTimmons

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#1 posted 320 days ago

Pretty cool piece. It’s an interesting touch, the wedges around the tenons being forked like that.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 320 days ago

phenomenal build! love it!
I like the nail marks.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 319 days ago

Impressive build—looks great!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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barringerwoodworks

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#4 posted 319 days ago

Thanks a lot guys!

-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA https://barringerwoodworks.squarespace.com

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barringerwoodworks

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#5 posted 319 days ago

The next couple of projects I do are going to be from reclaimed lumber too. I have a small chest planned that will be from mahogany salvaged from some door jambs in an old house awhile back. Those have nail holes too. I want to do it real traditional though – Shaker style with dovetailed corners and a bracket base. My next few projects I want to be very traditional Shaker. This bench doesn’t really represent that but that’s okay.

-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA https://barringerwoodworks.squarespace.com

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exelectrician

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#6 posted 319 days ago

That old growth quarter sawn fir is so cool, as are the wedges on the stretcher.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 319 days ago

I followed your blog but didn’t understand the attachment for the stretchers. It is very clear now! Never saw that before but I really like it. The whole project turned out very well.

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

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blackcherry

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#8 posted 319 days ago

Superb use of reclaimed stock, a touch of real classy looking patina….sweet!

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blackcherry

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#9 posted 319 days ago

Superb use of reclaimed stock, a touch of real classy looking patina….sweet! can’t wait for the shaker goods my personal favorites!

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TheWoodenOyster

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#10 posted 319 days ago

I love the tenon pins. Never seen them done like that before. Well Done!

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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barringerwoodworks

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#11 posted 319 days ago

Thanks everyone. Yeah, it just doesn’t seem to get better than those classic Shaker designs (I think anyway) but I’d like to try some Mission stuff too.

-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA https://barringerwoodworks.squarespace.com

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#12 posted 317 days ago

Gorgeous bench! The design is cool and those joints are awesome. Excellent job!

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camps764

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#13 posted 140 days ago

the tenon/wedge design is dynamite. Very well executed.

-- Steve. Visit my website http://www.campbellwoodworking.com

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barringerwoodworks

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#14 posted 138 days ago

Thanks Steve.

-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA https://barringerwoodworks.squarespace.com

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