Pitruss Table and Benches in Niangon

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Project by Andy Brownell posted 04-16-2011 05:37 PM 4110 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently wrapped up a project that I featured in a blog post.
The slab-style, natural-edge design “Pitruss” applies to the four benches (4’ x 14” x 18”), and the table (~4’ x 4’ x 29”).
They are all made from a pile of West African Niangon, I found hidden in a small stack at the lumber warehouse I buy from.

The benches are assembled with two sets of large floating tenons, and the table is put together with 2” angle iron and large wood bolts. The table weighs in at over 100+ pounds, contributed by the 8/4 thickness.

-- Andy Brownell

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#1 posted 04-16-2011 08:08 PM

Nice work on the table and benches. I really enjoyed going and reading your blog! Very helpful to me. Thanks!

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#2 posted 04-16-2011 08:10 PM

The table and benches look really nice. I missed your blog on this project when it was first posted but went back and read it when I was this project. Very interesting. I never heard of Niangon wood before. It looks very nice.

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#3 posted 04-16-2011 09:21 PM

wow, thats some serious board footage. Beautiful simple design.

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#4 posted 04-16-2011 09:22 PM

Very pretty wood ..I like the sapwood inclusions very much : )
How expensive is that wood species?

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#5 posted 04-16-2011 10:01 PM

Beautiful work looks super.

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#6 posted 04-18-2011 02:26 AM

Great job and nice pics really nice!

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