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Project by Brian posted 11-12-2017 08:25 PM 1181 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a quick weekend project. Made with walnut, maple, and red heart. First time I’ve worked with walnut and red heart (not easily available where I live). Joinery was mortise and tenons.

-- Brian

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#1 posted 11-13-2017 12:23 AM

Very nice! Only one wknd? You work quickly!

-- Ian,

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#2 posted 11-13-2017 02:11 AM

Nice work, very well done, clever choice of wood looks great
thanks for sharing

-- andrek

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#3 posted 11-13-2017 02:21 AM

Awesome combination of colors. I like the racing stripe effect.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 11-13-2017 04:05 AM

nice wood. impressive

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 11-13-2017 06:23 AM

Like it a lot – can you post some pictures of the joinery? Is the top essentially breadboarded underneath? Not that you can breadboard from that angle, but is it a continuous tenon? How did you account for expansion (or was it just an issue with the stretcher since the legs and top might shrink and expand together).

-- Todd

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#6 posted 11-13-2017 07:35 AM

Clean, straight beautiful design and stripes looks fantastic.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 11-13-2017 05:10 PM

This is a beautiful bench. You really did a nice job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 11-13-2017 06:00 PM

Love the segment design…...good job

-- Mike

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#9 posted 11-13-2017 06:22 PM

I like

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#10 posted 11-13-2017 06:24 PM


-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#11 posted 11-13-2017 07:49 PM

Joinery was simply floating tenons (Domino). I put two on top of each leg and four along the top of the support and cut the slots so there was room for expansion. Two on each side of the support to join the legs to it.

-- Brian

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#12 posted 11-13-2017 11:37 PM

love the red racing stripe down the center! :)

-- Greg Simon

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#13 posted 11-14-2017 01:06 AM

I love it sir…

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