Viewing benches for the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art

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Project by Beau & Kara Studios posted 10-06-2018 09:55 PM 1669 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made 6 barn beam viewing benches for the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art in Wausau, WI. Tore down a barn and used the beams for the benches. Had the steel powder coated to match the red accents in the museum. Each beam has around 10 coats of gloss poly so there are no snags when somebody sits on one.
We got a good complement when we delivered them. One lady asked if they could sit on them, or if they were the artwork. That made our day!

-- Beau Lasiewicz

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#1 posted 10-07-2018 07:14 AM

Incredible good looking massive pieces!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 10-07-2018 02:13 PM

Very cool and rustic, nice! They do look like artwork 8^)

The only issue I have is the steel legs. Those pointy corners may be a liability issue the way they are exposed.

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#3 posted 10-07-2018 02:28 PM

Great looking seats. That they are made from reclaimed barn timbers makes them even more interesting.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4 posted 10-08-2018 07:16 PM

wow those old beams sure made beautiful benches.considering the size of the beams and the amount of steel what was the wieght on those? great job.

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

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#5 posted 10-20-2018 09:42 AM

I’m originally from Wausau, I’ll have to go and check that out personally when I get leave and head back home. Looks amazing btw!

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#6 posted 06-08-2019 07:15 PM

Success here in your work and how it’s shown. Like the single piece with piano contrast.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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