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Trestle Bench From Reclaimed Douglas Fir

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Project by barringerfurniture posted 10-04-2013 06:13 PM 2152 views 11 times favorited 15 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 barringerfinefurniture.com





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BTimmons

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#1 posted 10-04-2013 06:59 PM

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 10-04-2013 07:04 PM

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

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

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#3 posted 10-04-2013 09:14 PM

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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barringerfurniture

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#4 posted 10-04-2013 09:51 PM

Thanks a lot guys!

-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA barringerfinefurniture.com

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barringerfurniture

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#5 posted 10-04-2013 11:11 PM

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 barringerfinefurniture.com

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exelectrician

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#6 posted 10-04-2013 11:26 PM

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 10-05-2013 12:07 AM

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 10-05-2013 01:14 AM

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

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blackcherry

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#9 posted 10-05-2013 01:16 AM

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 10-05-2013 02:45 PM

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

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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barringerfurniture

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#11 posted 10-05-2013 05:17 PM

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 barringerfinefurniture.com

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#12 posted 10-07-2013 02:56 PM

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

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camps764

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#13 posted 04-02-2014 12:17 PM

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

-- Steve

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barringerfurniture

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#14 posted 04-04-2014 03:38 AM

Thanks Steve.

-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA barringerfinefurniture.com

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#15 posted 01-22-2015 07:12 PM

looks great!!

-- BRICKELCREEK, Seattle WA, http://www.brickelcreekwoodwork.com

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