Live Edge Hickory Bench

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Project by Redbeardedwoodworker posted 11-09-2017 10:35 PM 1801 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought several large Hickory boards from someone and he gave me a piece with a big crack and void right down the middle. I had it in my shop for about a year, then one day I was moving it to get something else and just saw the bench in my mind. I started on it that day and finished 2 days later with this. All made from one board except for the walnut butterfly keys. I routed out an slot under each key that runs about 2 inches into the board on each side and epoxied a steel rod in to keep the keys from cracking. there are also Walnut wedges in the the rail. Finished with 3 coats each of Waterlox and Spar Urethane

Thanks for looking..

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#1 posted 11-09-2017 11:26 PM

That was a big crack! Looks great.

-- Woodify ~~

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 11-09-2017 11:55 PM

Looks great

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-10-2017 12:15 AM


-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 11-10-2017 02:50 PM

You did a fine job on this bench.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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

It’s different and I like it! Nice work!

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

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#6 posted 11-11-2017 10:46 AM

Excellent work. I’ve got to try taht joinery once.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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