Auction Bench

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Project by Jerry Spencer posted 09-09-2018 06:48 PM 1231 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s that time of the year again for our church’s Silent Auction/Lawn Fete. This year I made this simple bench of cherry and hickory. The sap wood stripe was a big hit. I’m not a big fan of the water base finishes, however the natural look of cherry is mighty pretty. General Finishes topped the bench off then three coats of wax. The bench brought in $110.

-- Jerry - Ohio

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#1 posted 09-09-2018 06:54 PM

I can see why it was a big hit, the hickory stretcher is as nice as the top

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 09-09-2018 06:58 PM

Clean job and smooth finish.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 09-09-2018 09:41 PM

I love the sap wood on Cherry too. Very nice sir.

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#4 posted 09-10-2018 01:35 AM

NIce looking bench.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 09-10-2018 05:00 AM

I like the sap on Cherry. I love the gum deposits and streaks better though.

Nice bench, thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 09-10-2018 12:23 PM

Thanks so much for the comments it was a fun project.

-- Jerry - Ohio

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#7 posted 09-18-2018 11:50 PM

That is a steal for $110 but for a good cause. I love the grain and sapwood very nice work.

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#8 posted 09-19-2018 05:16 PM

Thanks so much, Lance. And to think, I know some guys who throw sapwood away.

-- Jerry - Ohio

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