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Forum topic by madts posted 10-01-2013 10:04 PM 1461 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-01-2013 10:04 PM

After several travels this and last year, I have started to notice benches. These wonderful things that people make for you to sit on when you are in need of a break.


This one from Inks lake Texas



This one in Oslo Norway


Train station in Sweden


This beast is from Blackwater falls state park in WV.

Now show me yours.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.


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#1 posted 10-01-2013 11:07 PM

They all have cigarette butts scattered around them here. I have no unusual park bench pictures to post right now, but you would be impressed by the behemoth in our local garden centre, I think it’s about 28’ long. Will take a photo next time I’m in there, but you may have to wait a while, as gardening sucks in my opinion. I like the Swedish one.

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#2 posted 10-01-2013 11:13 PM

I really like wooden benches. They are among the simplest, yet most practical uses of wood.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#3 posted 10-02-2013 12:17 AM

all good !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 10-02-2013 12:40 AM

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#5 posted 10-03-2013 12:37 AM

cutworm wins.

you can move it into the sun

or shade

those other ones are either fixed into a permanent spot, or by virtue of weight, cannot be moved by me

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#6 posted 12-13-2013 09:31 PM

I love the one from Oslo!
Thanks for sharing.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 12-13-2013 11:39 PM

The canoe prow bench was made by a mate. He calls it ” The Men’s Debating Bench “

The spindle back is made from an unloved pine board I kept running into at a big box store.

The wire frame chairs must have been made in the thousands. I could go to the fleas today and pick up six today for around $10. They usually have ratty, rectangular upholstery and look a fright. One of the best sitting chairs I’ve been in.

-- Bill... "You have to wear a hat if you want to be in the band." Steve Earl

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#8 posted 12-13-2013 11:47 PM

I really like the canoe!

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#9 posted 12-14-2013 12:15 AM

Yeah, he’s a proper artist. It’s all hand made, not because of a philosophical bent but because he only had a very limited kit when he started. I lent some gouges and a router later.

-- Bill... "You have to wear a hat if you want to be in the band." Steve Earl

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#10 posted 02-14-2015 05:21 PM

mafe,

Looking for benches on Lj’s ran across this essay. Benches can be complicated, artistic, simple, but functional.

Thanks for posting.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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