Sculpted Round bench

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Project by alexsutula posted 11-07-2013 02:02 AM 2748 views 17 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Whelp, it seems like its been over 2 years since I last posted any of my projects. Not because haven’t been building , quite the opposite actually. The business has really taken off and have been building piece after piece for over 2 years now with no break in between.

I guess I’ll start out with this one, as I am very proud of it. It’s 10’ diameter, seats 8 comfortably 10-11if you cram them in. Solid walnut and cherry back slats. None of this was bent, but rather cut out of solid pieces. All I had in mind when I started was the seat design, then the rest followed. I had about 1.5 solid weeks designing, full-scale drawing, mock ups, and templates, then about 6-7 weeks of build time. It is much more comfortable then it looks.

The bench was made in 3 sections, then Joined on site. It went together very easily, much easier then I thought. It took about 15 minutes in all for install.

I also made the 2 end tables and coffee table in the middle. The bench is obviously the focal piece, but I wanted to show the final product for the area. I also made him a dinning room table with 12 chairs that I will post later. Questions and comments or welcome.

-- You can't stand apart unless you're prepared to stand alone. Alex, Cleveland

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#1 posted 11-07-2013 02:20 AM

You should be very proud of it. Amazing!!!

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#2 posted 11-07-2013 02:32 AM

Good looking bench, well done!

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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#3 posted 11-07-2013 02:53 AM

Really nice Alex. That’s true craftsmanship. Very inspirational. Interesting process. I learned something new tonight.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#4 posted 11-07-2013 09:03 AM

Wow. Custom made furniture for a specific place. It doesent get more stylish.
Would love to hear more about how you approached the design process?

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#5 posted 11-07-2013 10:23 AM

Alex, this is the 3rd project tonight I have commented on. You have some mad skills. Its great that your doing well with your company…. Love this bench,,, Nothing else would go in that space as well as this build. The only fault I can find is your from Ohio…. LOL….. Grew up in Michigan as a kid… :>) Not sure why our states have give one another a hard time but its fun,,,, LOL

Best of luck, I have to add you to my buddy list so I dont miss any of your future posts.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 11-07-2013 11:21 AM

So beautiful…I just want to sit on it, and touch it.

-- Steve--

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#7 posted 11-07-2013 01:18 PM

Alex – Great job on both the design and execution. Your sculpting is pleasing to the eyes, and I’m sure to the touch. Real nice.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#8 posted 11-07-2013 03:10 PM

beautiful work

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#9 posted 11-07-2013 05:53 PM

Looks very inviting to sit on. I like the visual softness of the individual pieces of the seat. Well done!

-- Paul, Duvall, WA

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#11 posted 11-07-2013 10:02 PM

Excellent craftsmanship! Amazingly and superbly crafted! Thanks for posting.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#12 posted 11-08-2013 12:38 AM

Fantastic—- both the design and the building of it.!

I have always liked a little simpler looking furniture!

Frills are to cover poorer work, like mine! I need to add them.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#13 posted 11-08-2013 12:40 AM

It’s just awesome, in every sense of the word! Glad the install went smoothly too! That’s a nice space for the bench too, just perfect!

-- -- Measure twice, cut once; why, did the wood grow?

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#15 posted 11-08-2013 04:43 AM

Wow that is a beautiful piece of Art. I can imagine what it must have felt like working on that. Congrats!

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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