Custom Hickory Live edge Anniversary Bench "Grow Old Along With Me" calligraphy

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Project by TexPenn posted 08-17-2014 04:11 PM 4359 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Custom Hickory Live edge Anniversary Bench 50” long With calligraphy by my wife & mother in law. Its just done with a dark brown sharpie, then covered with 5 coats of Minwax Spar Urethane.
This was such a fine piece we delivered it to Gettysburg just to see the look on the face of the customer. The visual is only 1/2 the beauty! To get the full effect one must run a hand down the super smoothness!
100% Hickory! Hickory Butterflies, supports, seat, back, plugs. Everything except the porcelain coated screws that are covered with hickory plugs.

I have been a little ill with diabetes, but with some changing of meds I am back on the mend & hope to be posting a lot more projects in the near future!!!!

Ted Frumkin ~ Around the Bend Woodworks

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#1 posted 08-17-2014 07:51 PM

I like it, you have made a good job.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#2 posted 08-18-2014 12:11 AM

My wife’s favorite line… nicely done.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 08-18-2014 11:42 AM

Love it. Great use of the wood.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 08-23-2014 03:13 PM

Gorgeous piece that would grace any setting, indoors or out.

-- Fred ~ lignator novus ~

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