Hemlock Bench

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Project by Briguy posted 11-20-2013 02:00 AM 901 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this bench for my wife, out of a hemlock log from her parents cottage. The tree had broken in a wind storm. I used dowels and glue to assemble. No finish. I want to see how it weathers.

As a point of interest my grand dad would say that at -20*C if you struck a hemlock log on one end with an axe it would split all the way to the other end. I think that is how fence rails were made.

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#1 posted 11-20-2013 04:27 AM

Nice bench.Iit will have special meaning by using her parents tree wood!!

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#2 posted 11-20-2013 04:02 PM

Nice job and I agree with you on letting it “weather.” It will only get better as time goes by. Really like the way you did the trestle too.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 11-25-2013 04:28 PM

Cool bench! Like the joints and it’s made with special log from her parents’ cottage. Well done!

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#4 posted 11-25-2013 05:27 PM

It’s a nice bench and I bet that both of you enjoy sitting on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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