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Project by VikingDiver posted 09-07-2015 01:18 AM 3397 views 24 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from construction grade 2×10 spruce. Milled to size. Arranged with finger joints. First time attempting this type of project. Must admit getting the finger joints together during glue up got very interesting. Lost of sweat went into this bench. Very happy with results. Hope you all like it also.





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Nowa

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#1 posted 09-07-2015 01:31 AM

Looks great. Love the simplicity and elegance all at once. What did you finish it with?

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observer100

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#2 posted 09-07-2015 01:38 AM

Clean, simple, strong. Nice work!

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VikingDiver

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#3 posted 09-07-2015 02:19 AM



What did you finish it with?

Thank you. The finish was nothing special. Left over deck stain and poly mix. I made the mistake of finish sanding to 400 grit before the first coat. Barely any stain penetrated. Hopefully it will stand the test of time.

Erik

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glen

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#4 posted 09-07-2015 03:19 AM

I really like this! I may have to steal, er, borrow your design. My wife likes it too – yup, another addition to the todo list!

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VikingDiver

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#5 posted 09-07-2015 03:22 AM


I really like this! I may have to steal, er, borrow your design. My wife likes it too – yup, another addition to the todo list!

- glen


That is awesome. You made my day. Please share photos.

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#6 posted 09-07-2015 08:58 AM

I like it’s simplicity. Fingerjoints are awesome.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 09-07-2015 11:48 AM

Well built sturdy bench!!

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

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#8 posted 09-07-2015 12:49 PM

Nice. I’m just wondering where you managed to get so much knot-free spruce construction lumber. The forests here are predominantly spruce, and these forests provide most of North America with their construction lumber, but I’ve never seen wood like that. We often suspect that the nicest stuff gets shipped off to richer places…

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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drewpy

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#9 posted 09-07-2015 02:29 PM

Clean, Simple and Beautiful.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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Jamie McDonald

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#10 posted 09-07-2015 02:30 PM

awesome job!

-- "The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides!" --Artur Schnabel

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danoaz

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#11 posted 09-07-2015 02:45 PM

Nice job. I will let my tagline say better what I think of this work.

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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Strangar

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#12 posted 09-07-2015 03:10 PM

Very nice

-- A man can never have enough tools. Now where did I put that hammer?https://www.instagram.com/wood.nerd

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#13 posted 09-07-2015 08:02 PM

I like the design.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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VikingDiver

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#14 posted 09-07-2015 10:56 PM


Nice. I m just wondering where you managed to get so much knot-free spruce construction lumber. The forests here are predominantly spruce, and these forests provide most of North America with their construction lumber, but I ve never seen wood like that. We often suspect that the nicest stuff gets shipped off to richer places…
- jdh122

I really just took my time at Home Depot and found the best pieces I could. Picked through an entire palette. Luckily it was not a busy time. I also milled down 2×10 to 2 3/4 wide. I had an extra 2×10 which allowed be to be more selective. I also tried to put most exposed knots to the bottom.

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VikingDiver

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#15 posted 09-07-2015 10:57 PM

Thank you all for such positive comments. Really makes me want to get into the shop for the next project.

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