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03-19-2017 11:45 PM

Topic tags/keywords: antique yard garden

A friend gave me a piece of Hickory barn beam that is over 100 years old. I made a bench for my wife’s flower bed.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!


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#1 posted 03-19-2017 11:50 PM

Very Nice. Looks like it’s been there for a 100 years.

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#2 posted 03-20-2017 01:04 AM

Good job … looks great!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#3 posted 03-20-2017 01:11 AM

Sweet!

Great way to have that old piece of wood live on.

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#4 posted 03-20-2017 01:29 AM

Looks great!

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#5 posted 03-20-2017 12:20 PM

Nice bench for the garden. I like it.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 03-20-2017 02:25 PM

Betcha that puppy is HEAVY!
Good job.
Bill

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papadan

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#7 posted 03-20-2017 02:27 PM

Thanks guys, she is waiting for the weather to warm up enough to sit on it for a while. ;-)

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#8 posted 03-20-2017 03:08 PM

In this case, simple is good.

Did you finish it with anything, or are you just going to let it weather?

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#9 posted 03-20-2017 03:15 PM

Just going to let it reweather like it was when I got the piece.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#10 posted 03-20-2017 03:22 PM

I like that, it would have been my choice as well…now don’t you feel even better about it?... (-:

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#11 posted 03-20-2017 10:52 PM

Hickory wood is not particularly weather resistant.

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#12 posted 03-20-2017 11:18 PM

How did you fasten the seat to the legs?

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#13 posted 03-20-2017 11:27 PM

Hi Rrrandy, I slotted the bottom of the seat board, glued and nailed the leg pieces in. The original piece was a little longer and was cut to fit a joint in the barn. I cut that end off and sliced it with a chain saw. Just cut one half of it in half for the legs. Hit 3 nails in it and ruined a chain but it was worth it, my wife is happy!

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#14 posted 03-20-2017 11:29 PM

Happy wife, happy life…

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papadan

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#15 posted 03-20-2017 11:36 PM

You got that right, had her for almost 42 years, might as well keep her now!

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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