The Butterfly Bench

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Project by WhiskeyWaters posted 01-15-2011 06:57 AM 2187 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The students finished up two of these butterfly benches today. Intended for outside use, with the lower shelf meant to hold muddy shoes/boots/cloven hooves. The butterfly motif was my design, so throw the blame on me. I was using this guy's work inspiration. Made out of recycled wood and paint, 18” h x 11” d x 36” l.

More info on the build (and the other stuff the students are up to) here:

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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#1 posted 01-15-2011 12:06 PM

very nice—- nice and wide
looks like they did a fantastic job on these
well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 01-15-2011 02:24 PM

Great project to learn on.

How old are the students?


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 01-15-2011 02:25 PM

David Marsh would be proud. :) I really like the dash of color on the benches! I also like that you introduced your students to the work of a modern day folk artist! Nice work all the way around.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#4 posted 01-15-2011 05:05 PM

Nice work!! Like the finish work.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 01-15-2011 05:54 PM

@ Jamie Sears

The students ranged from 9 to 18 – I work in private school for neurologically different students. Our programs guides students from age 4ish to twenties if necessary. Most of our students come for one to three years and then re-join the public school population.


-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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#6 posted 01-15-2011 09:04 PM

-cloven hooves…you are a riot!! I guess you have to have a sense of humor!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#7 posted 01-15-2011 09:33 PM

Nice work, the splash of color makes it interesting.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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