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Project by LukieB posted 12-15-2014 06:43 AM 3673 views 10 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A bench made of used baseball bats. Seat cushions are actual bases. This is a Christmas surprise for some friends of ours. Nate had a bunch of bats that were mostly damaged or split from over the years he had been saving. I think his wife was sick of looking at them, so she commissioned me to make her something useful out of them.

I would love to take credit for the design, but it’s pretty much a copy of one I saw on the net.

Held together with mostly 3/8” carriage bolts, and a few screws. The back is all held together with a long piece of all thread.

This was a challenging project, it was hard to measure and mark anything. It was also hard to clamp and drill anything. Ended up just holding bats in the position that looked good, drilling, and hoping for the best. I’m pretty happy with how it came out, I think Nate is really gonna like it.

Thanks for checking it out.

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"





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Alex101

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#1 posted 12-15-2014 08:01 AM

That’s a geat j and exect it will be teasured for many years

-- I like to keep busy - http://www.badgerwoodcrafters.co.uk

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ajw1978

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#2 posted 12-15-2014 10:08 AM

I think I’m working off the same image you found on the net.

-- May the good Lord help me if I ever actually have a shop, garage or basement.

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chrisstef

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#3 posted 12-15-2014 01:34 PM

Solid lookin bench Lukie! A very resourceful endeavor.

“Forget the curveball, give em the heater Ricky.”

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#4 posted 12-15-2014 02:08 PM

Looks great. I really like the criss-cross legs.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#5 posted 12-15-2014 02:27 PM

That’s a cool looking bench Lukie. Can you make something out of footballs?

-- Paul, Duvall, WA

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#6 posted 12-15-2014 03:02 PM

Love it! What a great bench for a baseball player.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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JayT

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#7 posted 12-15-2014 03:06 PM

Pretty sweet, Lukie. I’m sure he’s going to love it. (I know I would)

-- In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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#8 posted 12-16-2014 11:15 AM

Well done!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#9 posted 12-16-2014 01:32 PM

You hit it out of the park with this. I may have to consider making one for my son. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Marty 529

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#10 posted 12-16-2014 02:42 PM

Very interesting idea. Good use of old bats :)

-- Marty, Ohio

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rtbrmb

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#11 posted 12-19-2014 12:56 PM

You did admit this was copied-but you still were able to execute a difficult build.

baseball + woodworking – you can’t can’t get much better than that.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#12 posted 12-19-2014 02:47 PM

Great bench!

-- "I cut it twice and it's still too short"

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