bathroom bench

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Project by grizzman posted 10-10-2014 02:38 PM 2575 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a new bench i made for our shower room, the top is a small slab of white oak that came from an oak tree in front of our church that was hit by lightning, i had the tree taken to the sawyer and that was probably 10 years ago, i still have plenty of this wood left , these other pictures are of the additions i’ve made to the shower room using walnut limbs for towel racks and for shelves for personal items while using this room, the bench slab is attached to a southern heart pine base, the legs were cut on an angle and are attached with mortise and tenon joinery pinned with walnut dowel i made myself, the bottom of the legs have walnut tips and the project is finished with gloss lacquer, thank you for your views and comments…have a great day my friends..grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#1 posted 10-10-2014 02:46 PM

Very nice. It looks good to capture the natural edge and not just cut it off…..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 10-10-2014 02:47 PM

Excellent Grizz!!!

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#3 posted 10-10-2014 02:51 PM

Beautiful piece off work Grzzman, looks great with the rest off your house.
Thanks for showing use.

All the best, Henrie.

-- Greetings from the Netherlands.

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#4 posted 10-10-2014 02:57 PM

Well done Grizz. That’s a nice looking slab of oak. Design-wise, I particularly like the walnut at the bottom of the legs. Question: Will the lacquer hold up ok in a moisture prone area?

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#5 posted 10-10-2014 03:06 PM

That is a good bench…Hope all is going well in Verbena

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#6 posted 10-10-2014 03:08 PM

Nice Grizz. Fits the work in the room perfectly. I was wondering about the use of lacquer too.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#7 posted 10-10-2014 03:09 PM

hey lenny, im sorry i need to mention that the slab is covered in gloss polyurethane, just the legs are lacquer, if it doesnt hold up i will refinish the base with poly….thanks for bringing that up…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 10-10-2014 03:12 PM

hello henrie, good to hear from you, i hope your getting along well, you’re in my thoughts and prayers buddy…you hold on and in the Lord endure to the end, you have a wonderful family to give you strength…thanks for your kind remarks…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 10-10-2014 03:14 PM

Very beautiful work as usual sir. I always enjoy your posts.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 10-10-2014 03:36 PM

Beautiful Bob. I love live edge work and this one fits the bill. The top goes perfect with the heart pine legs too. It also gives me a guilty conscience as I have been promising to make a nice bathroom bench for the last 10 years and still haven’t gotten around to it!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 10-10-2014 03:47 PM

Hey Bob, not much I can add to these other comments. Work is flawless and an inspiration to the rest of us. Mostly I am happy to hear that you are feeling well enough to be creating out in the shop. I have prayed for your continued improvement as have many of the Jocks. Keep up the great work and don’t try to do more than you can tolerate. Moderation is the key, take time to relax and have a cold one during the day.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#12 posted 10-10-2014 03:51 PM

Nice addition to the Shower Room Bob. Should serve you well for many years to come.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#13 posted 10-10-2014 04:30 PM

Cool Grizz

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#14 posted 10-10-2014 05:09 PM

Very nice work.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#15 posted 10-10-2014 08:07 PM

Beautiful bench, Grizz! The rest of the room’s accouterments are great as well! Good to see you making sawdust. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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