Hawaiian Entry Bench

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Project by RusticBru posted 01-19-2009 05:34 PM 2233 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was made for a Hawaiian lady living in the United States. They practice the Japanese tradition of shoes off upon entry of the home. There is room for shoes under the bench, and the house slippers are kept inside the bench. She loves diamonds…..especially truncated…...thus the copper work in the lower part, and the walnut slats on the back rest. On each of the sides are barely visible volcanoes…...there is also copper work within each of them, to represent molten lava. On the back is a representation of Mauna Kea. The setup of the hinges reminded me of cane, or bamboo.

The theme of the color is, lava flows through wood.
Alder and walnut were used to compliment each other.


-- RusticBru of Utah,

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#1 posted 01-19-2009 05:43 PM

Very nice bench Bruce.I really like it.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#2 posted 01-19-2009 05:44 PM

Wow, very nice. I love the copper on the front.

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dennis mitchell

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#3 posted 01-19-2009 06:10 PM

I really like that copper. Great job.

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#4 posted 01-19-2009 06:29 PM

A nice job.
looks very well made.
Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Not my woodworking

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#5 posted 01-19-2009 06:44 PM

Well, not only you were polishing your woodworking skill, you learnt the Japanese tradition too.
Great work Bruce!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 01-19-2009 08:17 PM

Nice bench. The copper and walnut look great. I like how solid it looks. I bet is it weighs a good bit.

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#7 posted 01-19-2009 08:53 PM

Very cool!!!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Dan'um Style

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#8 posted 01-20-2009 12:18 AM

looks really nice … did you run out of memory in your digital camera ? how about a few more photos. Really like a end view to see the volcanoes.

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

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#9 posted 01-20-2009 12:52 AM

very nice…

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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Thos. Angle

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#10 posted 01-20-2009 05:04 AM

Very artistic, really like the copper. I wish you had more photos.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#11 posted 01-20-2009 05:07 AM

Great design and very substantial. I also would like more photos.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#12 posted 01-20-2009 09:35 PM

beautiful finish. looks like something Marks wood have done on his show.. but with a great style of your own.

-- making sawdust....

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