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Maple and Walnut Bench

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Project by Jon Abney posted 12-26-2013 05:28 PM 1407 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bench I made for my sister for Christmas. The top is hard maple and the base is walnut. Every board was hand planed from rough lumber, and doweled together with oak dowels.





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#1 posted 12-26-2013 07:49 PM

Hand work must give you a much better appreciation for the final result. Nice contrast between the woods. Fine work!

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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#2 posted 12-27-2013 12:57 AM

Beautiful, simple, elegant. Very good work.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#3 posted 12-27-2013 01:42 PM

Very nice, Jon. Definitely has a warm, hand crafted feel.

-- Adam - Red Hook, NY

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#4 posted 12-27-2013 10:20 PM

Thank you for the kind words!

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#5 posted 12-30-2013 02:47 PM

It looks great. The woods are gorgeous and has a very nice finish. Great job!

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#6 posted 12-30-2013 03:38 PM

This is very nice and you did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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