Variations on a bench theme.

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Project by SuperJoe posted 10-12-2021 05:33 PM 557 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Occasionally I’m asked if I would like some wood that has been laying around or ripped out for a remodel. Usually I’m not interested in something that has nail holes or painted surfaces. Sometimes an exception has to be made. These are my version of entry way benches that are popular with people who have seen the one I made for my wife. With the exception of 1 all have been constructed from reclaimed lumber. The oak version was built from shelving torn out of a 130 year old farmhouse. I flattened the surfaces but left the stains that had leeched into the grain plain to see. Hand rubbed oil finishes complete the pieces.

-- Some of my most creative moments have been when I've had to cover up an error in my woodworking.

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#1 posted 10-12-2021 08:38 PM

Looking very nice.

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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#2 posted 10-12-2021 09:29 PM

I like reclaimed recycled old timber as it has so much more to give, especially the grain & figure in old growth timber.
The bench has done the old timber justice along with some top craftsmanship, well done sir.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 10-12-2021 11:04 PM

All dressed up in bow ties, fancy…

Looking good…giving life to that old wood…cool man…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 10-13-2021 12:14 AM

Nice collection of benches.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 10-13-2021 01:43 AM

Great going on these benches. I like your designs and craftsmanship. Good save for that wood. It lives again!

-- AJ

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