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Spalted Maple Window Bench, live edge

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Project by LoganN posted 10-24-2013 12:10 AM 2792 views 12 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I rearranged our living room. Once err did this opened up a spot that needed a bench. I had just purchased some spalted maple and butternut, so I figured I would use that with the walnut I had lying around and make a quick bench for the spot. Not much to tell – dado’s and glue hold the stretcher/ bottom shelf on and I did some pocket screw’s to attach the legs and top. Finished with tried and true danish oil and 6 costs of wipe on poly. She told me not to make it, so I hope she likes it!





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Tony

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#1 posted 10-24-2013 01:40 AM

Nice work Like the walnut for the legs makes it looks awesome especially with the butternut for the bottom and the spalted maple for the top, my wife would ask me to make it if she saw this

-- The Olson workshop

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#2 posted 10-24-2013 07:11 AM

Nicely done. Love the look.

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

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#3 posted 10-24-2013 10:56 AM

Thanks guys! It was a nice little project to take a break from making cutting boards for the holiday season!

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#4 posted 10-24-2013 12:43 PM

Very nice looking bench, looks perfect in front of the window.

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#5 posted 10-24-2013 03:23 PM

Great looking bench. Like the natural edge.

-- Ed

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#6 posted 10-24-2013 03:58 PM

nice bench

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#7 posted 10-24-2013 04:11 PM

You did a fine job on this bench.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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gfadvm

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#8 posted 10-25-2013 12:46 AM

Turned out very nicely. Your wife will thank you!
Like the joinery of shelf to legs.

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

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aussiedave

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#9 posted 10-25-2013 01:03 AM

Very nice window bench…the spalted maple always looks good…nicely done.

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

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LoganN

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#10 posted 10-25-2013 01:09 AM

Thanks guys! My wife said that she liked it and wants to keep it. Looks like it has a new home

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#11 posted 10-26-2013 02:18 AM

I love to see a pic of how the legs are attached to the top.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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LoganN

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#12 posted 10-26-2013 10:59 PM

I did easy pocket holes and then covered them up with pieces of the stretcher shelf. It looks nice and ties the parts together

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