Slab/Rustic Bench

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Project by steveosshop posted 07-23-2008 04:10 AM 2465 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first try at rustic/slab furniture. I will say it was fun. I was involved in the whole process. My grandfather-in-law had a cherry tree blow down on his property. I helped cut it up, then used a chainsaw mill to make slabs, then used hand planes to smooth it some. I left it somewhat rough still for looks. Then all I did was use the miter saw to cut everything to size and screwed it all together with screws and outdoor glue. I think I like doing furniture and indoor style project better, but it was a ton of fun!

-- Steve-o

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#1 posted 07-23-2008 05:20 AM

Cool! I love these slab benches. I need to start making them and put them out in my timber on our trails. After a bit of walking, I could use one of these!... lol

Great job! Thanks for the post.


-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#2 posted 07-23-2008 06:09 AM

Nice looking bench!

Now that you are skilled with the chain saw- no tree is safe and project failures can be more quickly turned into firewood!


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#3 posted 07-23-2008 06:16 AM

Nice benches. Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 07-23-2008 10:53 AM

Looks great!

Thanks for the post


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