Log Bench, Potomac River drift wood variant

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Project by Michael posted 10-22-2014 01:47 AM 2146 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have wanted to get into making furniture out of plain logs and branches for a while, with the amount of Eastern Red Cedar that is in the area of Virginia I reside in I thought it would be pretty easy to get materials. In May a new neighbor moved in that was big into driftwood art; random ornaments, decorations, and signs and once again I found myself wanting to give it a shot. Unfortunately he tragically passed a few months ago and I took all of his Potomac River driftwood to keep his family from having to deal with it. This bench was made from some of that material. The bigger stock that makes up most of the structural support I went out and found (can see beside my boat). Sitting width is about 5 feet, weight of bench >200lbs, put together with subfloor adhesive and 10” nails. Composed of sycamore, black locust (never again), ironwood, white oak, maple, sitting planks are pieces of homeowners docks that were floating after a high tide, arm rests are half sawn treated fence posts (still has rotted staples).

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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#1 posted 10-22-2014 05:30 AM

Great looking bench and Great save on the lumber to make it

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#2 posted 10-22-2014 09:29 AM

Very nice, love the rustic look!

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#3 posted 10-22-2014 08:53 PM

Very graceful and unique! Love your work.

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