Steam bent ! Teak benches.. ton of work!

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Project by Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker posted 12-05-2013 03:19 AM 3809 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are 5 teak benches I did that went around a hot tub in Naples Florida before I moved to Black Mountain NC. They were a ton of work that is what got me to NC. I bent all of the teak in a hand made steam box and built molds because each bench was a little bit different for the arch because it was not a perfect circle.

Brian Brace
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-- Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker,Blk Mt NC

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#1 posted 12-05-2013 03:47 AM

They’re beautiful Brian. I only did custom steaming once when I built my grandfathers charter boat. It was a lot of trial and error for me so much respect on the benches

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#2 posted 12-05-2013 06:01 AM

very cool…I can imagine that being a lot of work with each being a custom fit…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 12-05-2013 06:06 AM

Beautiful benches!
Now you can sit down after a lot af work. And what do you do? Leaving. ;)


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#4 posted 12-05-2013 06:06 AM

Really great work

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 12-05-2013 09:42 AM

Wow amazing work as always…. What a great build…. Fits in that area perfectly.

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

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#6 posted 12-05-2013 02:42 PM

Nice work that’s a pretty big job alright.


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#7 posted 12-05-2013 04:02 PM

Very nice work Brian. I tried steam bending once for a nosing on a desk. It worked, but I can’t imagine having to replicate so many times

Thanks for posting,


-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

#8 posted 12-05-2013 06:28 PM

Thanks everyone. It was a job that took about 5 weeks to do and finished 5 hours before a benefit party with 300 guests! stressful but,came out great.

-- Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker,Blk Mt NC

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#9 posted 12-05-2013 07:10 PM

The thought of bratty little kids sticking their used bubble gun to the underside just makes me cringe.
Very nice build. Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#10 posted 12-05-2013 10:34 PM

ah cool – you can see my crib in the background.

Beautiful work.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#11 posted 12-06-2013 10:32 AM

Nice work.

-- Chris K

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