Le Farfalle

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Project by zombeerose posted 11-27-2016 11:07 PM 1069 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had been given this large knotty slab years ago and been hauling it around ever since with no clue what it’s future held. Eventually I needed to make some room for more wood and decided that I could also solve my issue with limited outdoor seating at the same time. I devised a jig for my chainsaw to keep it relatively parallel to a face and went to slicing. Since the log was very dry, it had significant cracks but was still structurally sound. However, I didn’t want it to get any worse so I decided to inlay butterflies to stabilize them. Given that I ended up with 75 butterflies, I chose to name the benches “Le Farfalle,” which is Italian for “The Butterflies.” I also filled some of the cracks with crushed stone. I don’t know the wood type of the log itself, but the legs and butterflies are mesquite.

Final dimensions are 13.5” wide by 75” long by 19.5” tall.

Finished with Watco Exterior Wood natural finish.

Completed March 2016

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#1 posted 11-28-2016 03:53 AM

Looks great, I love the butterfly overload.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#2 posted 11-28-2016 11:58 PM

Wonderful work. Excellent craftsmanship!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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