Live Edge Black Oak Benches

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Project by TreeBones posted 09-21-2007 08:13 PM 4643 views 9 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This pair goes with the live edge table posted earlier. Watco oil finish and that’s all. I’m confident they will sell at an upcoming show exclusively for home crafted goods.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#1 posted 09-21-2007 08:58 PM


And I’ll bet they are too heavy to steal. :-)

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

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#2 posted 09-21-2007 09:35 PM

Great job! And a great buy for any home!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#3 posted 09-22-2007 01:41 AM

Love those. you won’t have them for long.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#4 posted 09-22-2007 03:05 AM

Wow! Very pretty. Nice work!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 09-22-2007 06:35 AM

Great addition to the table.

-- Bob

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#6 posted 09-22-2007 09:16 AM

Very nice – I hope that you can get a price worthy of the craftsmanship.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 09-22-2007 11:39 AM

oh yes… I love them!! The legs are really cool.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#8 posted 09-22-2007 05:30 PM

Hi Ron;
—-yes, these ‘live edge’ benches are worthy of praise!

I’m wondering what is the width, height and length of these benches? I know….but really it’s a habit of mine, I just can never just look, without forming questions in my mind. Also I notice that it looks like the legs are splayed out, how did you determine the angle and how is the fourth un-seen board, joined to underside of top and inside of legs?

How-what-where-when….never could stop asking those questions….oh well.
Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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#9 posted 09-22-2007 05:45 PM

frank—-dont stop asking…thanks from a beginner who may not always not know what to ask…

ron—-very cool…i hope they sell well…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#10 posted 09-22-2007 06:01 PM

Frank, height is 18” length is 5’ and width varies from 12” to 14”. I use pocket holes, screws and glue underneath so as not to be easily seen. I have made all my benches with the legs at a 15 degree angle with a support spanning from leg to leg also attached with pocket holes screws and glue (tight bond II). I have used this method for a number of years and have never had any come apart or loosen up. I am a creature of habit and stick with the same design when it works well. You will find many sizes of this style that I make, some more rustic than others. It works well for tables also, I have a nice rustic live edge redwood slab table that I use every day for my computer station.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#11 posted 09-22-2007 06:07 PM

Yes, I ‘ve asked that before too Frank.

Ron, I’d like to see some shots of the undersides some day, I know you don’t want them to be seen but maybe some of us jocks would like to see under the hood.

Just sometime when you have the camera out, no rush. Have great one.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#12 posted 09-22-2007 08:47 PM

Mmmm I love these. I enjoy the retention of the natural edges. And I like the way the arched cutouts in the ends follow the lines of the grain.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#13 posted 09-23-2007 03:08 AM

Ron, I love the large slab construction of these benches. Great job, and best of luck at the sale.

-- Robb

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#14 posted 12-30-2007 07:25 PM

Nice to see this pop up again. How did the sale go? Where do you usually sell your creations?

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#15 posted 12-30-2007 07:58 PM

I can only add to the praise. I’d love to have those benches.

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