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Project by Michael posted 11-30-2013 08:35 PM 1692 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife said we needed 2 little benches for the boys to sit on Thanksgiving day. This is what I cam up with in an hour using a salvaged piece of 4/4×12” clear, vg, doug fir and some copper pipe. They are held together with screws so I might take them back apart and cut a taper on each of the legs to clean up their chunky lines. Looks a little steampunk almost by accident.

-- Michael

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#1 posted 11-30-2013 08:49 PM

I like em. I am a contractor. So i often take cutoffs at a job site at lunch or downtimes and build stuff like this. My guys just shake there heads. A lot can be built in an hour. Nice work.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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#2 posted 11-30-2013 11:34 PM

These are great. I like how you incorporated the copper pipe.

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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#3 posted 12-01-2013 12:54 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#4 posted 12-01-2013 08:35 PM

I like the copper pipe addition. Nice benches :)

-- Marty, Ohio

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#5 posted 12-04-2013 07:13 AM

The legs are what makes them feel chunky, but in a chair or stool, chunky isn’t always bad, especially if you knwo they are goign to be abused, definatly wouldn’t put fine tapers like I do tables on them.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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