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Project by jcsterling posted 02-18-2017 02:02 AM 2377 views 13 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have made many of these curved benches over the years but i do believe this one may be my current favorite. The slab averages 12” deep and is 60” long . legs taper in thickness from bottom ( 1- 3/4” ) to top ( 1 -1 /4”) Tried and true finish

-- John , Central PA , www.jcsterling.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 02-18-2017 02:15 AM

That’s really cool

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 02-18-2017 02:26 AM

I like it! Nice flowing curve.

-- Paul from New England "No man is a failure who is enjoying life". William Feather

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#3 posted 02-18-2017 02:31 AM

me like jc,that is just plan cool my man.now is the slab and legs both cherry,and what is your finish.it almost looks like raw wood.enquiring minds need to know.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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jcsterling

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#4 posted 02-18-2017 02:38 AM

As i said in the post pottz the finish is tried and true ( that is the name). Yes it is all cherry except there are walnut butterflies

-- John , Central PA , www.jcsterling.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#5 posted 02-18-2017 03:06 AM

Very nice bench, love the great use of the curved slab.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 02-18-2017 12:33 PM

beautiful bench, ive got a slab of cherry im saving for the right time, its so beautiful i hate to use it…lol…oh, what finish do you have on there john…..:)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 02-18-2017 02:58 PM

This is a real beauty and I love the curved seat board.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#8 posted 02-18-2017 03:15 PM

The “Tried & True” wood finish I know of is about $23 to $26/quart.
Sold at Rockler and Woodcraft, and elsewhere.
They offer a few types, or formulas.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#9 posted 02-18-2017 03:22 PM

nice bench

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#10 posted 02-18-2017 06:17 PM

A fine and unique example of how simple can be very beautiful too!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#11 posted 02-18-2017 06:30 PM



A fine and unique example of how simple can be very beautiful too!

- ralbuck

Well… I agree it is a simple look, but for me it would not be simple to build!
I don’t have a clue how I’d get the angles and curves, and intersections of the legs and stretcher to all fit together with such perfection.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#12 posted 02-18-2017 08:21 PM

Great project.
Nice work too.

-- Petey

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#13 posted 02-18-2017 09:05 PM

Beautiful bench. I really like the flow of the curved seat and stretcher in particular. I know that the natural curved log doesn’t come along all that frequently. I too make benches, mostly out of hedge (Osage Orange) and am always on the lookout for that perfectly curved trunk.

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#14 posted 02-18-2017 10:21 PM

Very tasty! Thanks for sharing.

-- Art

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#15 posted 02-18-2017 10:27 PM

It’s beautiful.

-- Gary, Florida

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