Garden bench-Relay for Life Cancer Awareness project.

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Project by junipercanyon posted 05-13-2013 04:24 PM 2395 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Every year my hometown puts on a “Relay for Life” American Cancer Society awareness event. Fund raising and public awareness is accomplished through ~Teams~ of volunteers who pledge a 24hour walk/run event, bake sales, raffle drawings, silent auction,.....etc… For this years event, I offered to build a wood project to donate for the auction, and decided that whatever I built also needed to visually promote awareness for the event that I was building it for. The most recognizable image for cancer awareness that I know of is the ribbon, so I spent a few days playing with a piece of ribbon and came up with a design for a small garden bench. This project will be up for auction July 27, and 100% of the moneys raised from this go to the event. If anyone is interested in bidding, or knows someone who might be, please PM me and I will forward you the information on who to contact for securing your bid. Thanks for checking out this project, and please help spread the awareness of this event, it means a lot to so many people. I encourage you to check their website for opportunities to participate in events in your own home towns.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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#1 posted 05-13-2013 04:47 PM

Beautiful bench and great cause… Very cool incorporation of the ribbon, sure it will do well at auction… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#2 posted 05-13-2013 09:18 PM

This turned out absolutely stunning! This will be a high bid item for sure. Very nice job in wood selected, design, and craftsmanship.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 05-14-2013 12:39 AM

You did your usual wonderful job on this bench. And for a great cause. The sculpted ribbons are just perfect!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 05-14-2013 01:40 AM

Amazing, very beautiful. Good luck, I’m sure it will bring in a lot of money.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#5 posted 05-14-2013 07:24 AM

Very nice and awesome cause looks perfect.

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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#6 posted 05-14-2013 07:48 AM

Great piece for a great cause. I love the way you blended the legs to the bench top.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#7 posted 05-14-2013 08:49 PM

Beautiful work, great cause.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 05-15-2013 02:59 AM

Beautiful piece. Nice work..

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#9 posted 05-16-2013 08:43 PM

Awesome. Hopefully it will raise alot of money! Good job

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#10 posted 06-04-2013 06:19 PM

Damn, Missed this in my email notifications. Wow piece. But you already know that. :) LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 06-05-2013 06:20 PM

You have a great eye for the natural beauty of the wood.

-- Harvey, Costa Rica,

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