live edge walnut bench

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Project by rowdy posted 08-16-2009 06:30 PM 1941 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was able to buy a lot of very old rough cut walnut a while back for a very good price. This piece was too pretty to cut up for boxes and what not, so I had a go at making it into a bench top. Lots of hand planing and sanding. Bench top is 53 inches long.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#1 posted 08-16-2009 06:54 PM

Very nice. You can’t go wrong with live edge walnut.

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#2 posted 08-16-2009 07:35 PM

Looks nice. This would go great at my parent’s cabin!

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#3 posted 08-16-2009 09:06 PM

Great looking bench,

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#4 posted 08-16-2009 11:28 PM

Nice bench, beautiful top.

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#5 posted 08-17-2009 12:48 AM

beautiful … just beautiful

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#6 posted 08-17-2009 01:08 AM

That is a perfect top for your bench. Turned out great. Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 08-17-2009 01:22 AM

Wow this is art and grace combined fantastic.


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#8 posted 08-17-2009 01:28 AM

Great looking bench, Funny place to store it. (on top of a bed)

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#9 posted 08-17-2009 02:01 AM

Love walnut and you did the slab justice. Great bench

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#10 posted 08-17-2009 03:56 AM

Thanks LJs for all of the comments. Karson, just goes to show that there are a lot of uses for beds besides sleeping!

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#11 posted 08-30-2009 06:04 PM

cool. You know you’re a lumberjock when you start sleeping with your projects ;^)

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#12 posted 08-30-2009 06:23 PM

kolwdwrkr, good laugh from your comment! I think my wife may starting to get jealous. Is this grounds for divorce?

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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