My First Live-edge Project

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Project by Tim Royal posted 04-15-2015 02:46 AM 1318 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was at a local sawyer who had some free wood available and i saw a good sized slab of cypress… Good sized but with a number of cracks and issues, but I saw this live edge and knew the wood had a great deal of character. I also knew that my beloved wife wanted me to replace the bench on our hall coat rack. This was simply a matter of prepping the stock and handplaning with my #7 and #4 for a clean glue up and the beauty of the wood with some BLO and lacquer just did the rest. I have to say that sawing and planing Cypress is amazing… even roses don’t smell that sweet!

-- -Tim Royal -"Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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#1 posted 04-15-2015 07:59 AM

Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 04-17-2015 01:16 AM

Great looking live edge bench top. The finish looks good also.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#3 posted 04-18-2015 01:04 AM

Thank you both!

-- -Tim Royal -"Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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