Sugar Maple Live Edge Natural Bench

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Project by TexPenn posted 04-26-2010 03:32 PM 2902 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

90” Hard Maple Bench with Back. Hickory Side supports & Hard maple butterfly. Finished with spar urethane.

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#1 posted 04-26-2010 03:33 PM

Love it~ back looks like a fish. Great work and finish!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 04-26-2010 05:46 PM

WOW!! Love your work!

Like Ken said, ”back looks like a fish”

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#3 posted 04-26-2010 06:27 PM

Great bench!

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#4 posted 04-26-2010 07:16 PM

That is spectacular!

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#5 posted 04-26-2010 07:40 PM

Nice bench. Like the natural look.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 04-26-2010 08:58 PM

The design, wood and finish all look great.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#7 posted 04-26-2010 09:21 PM

Very nice! I have an oak tree down in my yard and hope to do something similar with one of the limbs. Thanks for posting.

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#8 posted 04-27-2010 12:50 AM

That looks great Tex! That must be sturdy too. I just finished a live edge coffee table & it’s here on LJ. how did you fasten the back and seat?

-- $tudie

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#9 posted 04-27-2010 02:36 AM

Very nice.
I do see the fish

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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#10 posted 04-27-2010 03:06 PM

Nice job!! I like it.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#11 posted 05-02-2010 02:49 PM

Nice work and good eye for creative beauty.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#12 posted 08-16-2010 04:52 AM

That is beautiful Tex….hey if ya ever come across a slab shaped like a guitar let me know :)
Be well..

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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