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Project by TDog posted 04-07-2014 12:36 AM 905 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

BRIDAL BENCH

This is a bridal bench I custom built for a friend of our family that got married over the weekend. I researched about 20 pictures and various styles of benches from the internet and specific woodworking books. Then I spend about 3-4 hours drafting it to scale and creating the requested measurements and merging my research to a style that I liked and that would meet their overall vision for the bench. It was dropped off at the wedding chapel and signed by all the wedding guests at the reception. I must say it was very fulfilling to hear a few people say how much they like the bench as they were signing…while I on looked from the background as I’m not much for conversation as a novice woodworker. I study the true masters and always remain in awe of their beautiful work from the 1700s on up through today. But, I still most at home working with framing lumber and basic hand and power tools. All I can say is this build was very relaxing and actually therapeutic, after all isn’t that partly what hobbies and passions are for.

If you have questions or comments I am all for hearing them. I relish hanging and chatting with other woodworkers who get it. That love for creating something hopefully beautiful, useful, and long lasting out of what others call “boards.”

-- "So many projects...so little time..." Psalm 23





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Ttier315

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#1 posted 04-07-2014 12:46 AM

Very well done. I’d be proud of that piece if I were you

-- Tom T, upstate NY

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NormG

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#2 posted 04-07-2014 01:49 AM

Very sturdy bench you have made

-- Norman

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aussiedave

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#3 posted 04-07-2014 10:44 AM

Great looking bench and really well made….Excellent job. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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TDog

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#4 posted 04-07-2014 03:29 PM

Thanks guys.

-- "So many projects...so little time..." Psalm 23

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hoss12992

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#5 posted 04-07-2014 05:10 PM

That is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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GerryB

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#6 posted 04-07-2014 09:30 PM

Lovely bench! How will it be sealed to protect all the signatures?

-- The pursuit of excellence is gratifying and healthy. The pursuit of perfection is frustrating, neurotic, and a terrible waste of time. Edwin Bliss

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Fishinbo

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#7 posted 04-11-2014 02:17 PM

It’s a beautiful and well made bench. Like the wood choice and joints. I’m sure it will last long to be enjoyed. Great job!

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TDog

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#8 posted 06-25-2014 05:14 PM

The couple is going to put several coats of varnish on it from what I understand.

Thanks for the kind comments guys

-- "So many projects...so little time..." Psalm 23

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