Memorial bench

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Project by BowenArrow posted 222 days ago 792 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was Building a Tree Platform fro a preschool in Goleta California when A man was dropping a tree in his front yard I asked him If I could take the main trunk he laughed and said you would be doing me a favor so I don’t have to go to the dump. So I took it and milled it up and when I saw the inside I was really happy with it!! Im not sure what kind of tree it was I have asked a lot of people. If anyone knows Id like to hear. I think it may be acacia, Koa tree so I’m told but Im still not sure. I built this bench for a good friend who died. The legs are one piece with old metal hurricane straps for the back legs.

-- BowenArrow

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#1 posted 222 days ago

Very nice but I dont know the wood either. Are the legs from the same tree. Can’t see from the pictures.

-- Ted ,Conesus,N.Y.

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#2 posted 222 days ago

What a great looking bench. I don’t think it’s Koa. I use allot of Koa and haven’t seen any yet that have that much white wood on the trunk. But sure it pretty

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#3 posted 222 days ago

Wow – well done on seeing that in on old acacia trunk.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#4 posted 222 days ago

Nice work,

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-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#5 posted 222 days ago

Yes the legs are from the same tree

-- BowenArrow

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#6 posted 221 days ago

Great looking bench. Nice way to remember your friend.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#7 posted 217 days ago

Awesome bench! The wood has pretty and interesting grains. Like how the cool legs are attached. It’s a great tribute for a friend. Great job!

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