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Project by Monte Pittman posted 10-04-2017 10:25 PM 2318 views 4 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made of Beetle Kill Pine. The waterfall bench is 65” long, 20”-24” wide and 20” tall. The flat bench is 60” long. Very happy with my joint on the waterfall.

Thanks for reading and all comments and suggestions are welcome.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 10-04-2017 10:34 PM

Those are some mighty fine looking benches Monte. The joint in the water fall bench is nice and tight. Did you use dowel’s or biscuit’s in the joint?

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 10-04-2017 11:11 PM

Very cool Monte ,the waterfall miter turned out great.

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#3 posted 10-04-2017 11:52 PM

ditto the joint looks a lot better,should sell easily.fine work as usual monte.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 10-05-2017 12:22 AM

Very well done. The character of the grain shows the whole story.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 10-05-2017 12:54 AM

I like that you put the joint right in the middle of that limb. It gives the impression that the limb is more round… like it would be on the tree.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 10-05-2017 01:28 AM

Well, it didn’t take you long to master that joint! Looks fantastic!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 10-05-2017 01:32 AM

Job well done, I like the joints with the grain match you did, on the leg end of the beach.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#8 posted 10-05-2017 01:58 AM

Wow Monte,

Spot on! with your joinery. Hope you have a place to put everything before you sell it? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 10-05-2017 02:20 AM

Those are gorgeous Monte!
First bench I have seen with a waterfall edge.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#10 posted 10-05-2017 03:01 AM

Great work Monte, both artistically and technically. The waterfall edge is nice and I like the inlaid butterfly joints also!

-- Greg, Tucson Az,

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Monte Pittman

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#11 posted 10-05-2017 03:12 AM

I use dowels. I am still too cheap to buy a domino cutter.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#12 posted 10-05-2017 11:14 AM

Nice work, Monte. Those sure are sturdy benches. I saw some benches in Shipshewana, Ind. that I’d like to make from timber like that. The Amish make all the furniture there. They had cut dovetails into the bottom of the slabs and fitted the legs into the dovetails. I’m still thinking on how I can cut them that big??

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 10-05-2017 11:28 AM

Jim, talk to Charles Neil. He has a high for that.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#14 posted 10-05-2017 11:41 AM

Great Job on the Waterfall.

-- TomB

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#15 posted 10-05-2017 11:44 AM

Joint turned out very nice.

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