Red cherry bench

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Project by TheKingsTreasures posted 06-22-2008 04:17 AM 1657 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We finished this bench for a customer today. It is made of 2 inch thick solid red cherry and is 46” long. I cut the letters with a router but decided that it would look better if I didn’t paint in the letters with black. It has a coat of Thompson’s Water Seal on it. It is a nice heavy piece and I like how it turned out.


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#1 posted 06-22-2008 04:30 AM

That is one nice bench!

I agree about the letters, too.


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#2 posted 06-22-2008 12:59 PM

Another fine job, and yes, the letters look great like that.

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#3 posted 06-22-2008 03:30 PM

Gorgeous bench. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 06-23-2008 12:36 AM

Another beautiful bench, I love the sentiment on this too.

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#5 posted 06-23-2008 03:00 AM

Very nice, keep em coming.

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#6 posted 06-23-2008 03:25 AM

that is a very beautiful bench,i’m sure the buyer loved it.

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#7 posted 06-26-2008 03:29 AM

please tell me how you do that lettering!!! THAT IS AMAZING!!! I have a project that I want to try that includes some lettering. Any help would be great

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#8 posted 06-26-2008 05:01 AM

Hi everyone, thanks for all the great comments. How do I do the lettering? I have a program on on my computer that will print out banners, I use Print Shop. I can choose many styles of lettering and adjust the letters to any size that I need to fit on my board. When I get everything how I think it will look best, I print the banner. I move the banner over to my board and tape it down where I want the lettering to be. I use carbon paper to transfer the letters to the board. This desigh was done with a v-groove bit in the hand router and I just went around the edges of the letters. I changed to a 1/4” straight bit to fininsh cleaning out the insides of the letters. These letters are cot about a half inch deep. I then sand off the pencil marks where I may not have quit matched up while cutting. This bench has only a coat of Thompsons Water Seal on it but it brought out the nice cherry color in the wood. I loved this project. It was really fun.


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