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Live Edge Free Form White Oak Slab Bench Slightly in the Nakashima Style:
Solid White Oak, GORGEOUS, Beefy & Beautiful!!
Wood Slab Bench
In the style of George Nakashima
Handcrafted By me, Ted Frumkin.
This Heirloom quality piece measures 73" in length. The 12 to 18" deep seat sits 16 high from the floor, with the back rising up to 16" above that, for a total height of 32". The total depth of the piece is 25"
The Butterfly patches or bowties are highly figured Sycamore.
The supports are White Oak & the slab seat & back White Oak, all from the same log. A giant western PA White Oak crotch, I bought from the local Amish & milled myself. These Slabs were stacked & airdried for over 18 months, then put in my low temp dehumidification kiln for 3 weeks. Allowing for perfectly cured & dried slabs for this beautiful piece.
As you can see in the pics, this in no run of the mill log or bunch of slabs.

This Piece & others can be seen on my website: http://www.around-the-bend.com
& in my etsy store at: http://www.etsy.com/listing/69769322/live-edge-free-form-white-oak-slab-bench

Thanks for your time! Ted.

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Oh yes! I really do like this Ted!
 

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That's a great looking bench!
 

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This is literally KILLER all around. The back and sides are equally as eye pleasing the the front seating area. It is a chunky monkey. Very cool Ted!!
 

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Eonderu; bench. You have made the best use highlighting the various features of the live edge slabs.
 

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A beautiful job on this. Simple elegance!
 

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your work is always beautiful! That looks like you put a lot of time in it. I just love it!!
 

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Thanks for the help as I just built 2 benches and a tall table from 3" x 20" live edge cedar. I was looking on LJs for ideas and your bench helped me stop scratching my head. I did a 1 1/2 deep stopped dado for the seat and backrest the full 3" wide legs and they came out so tight that I just glued them up. We did not want any fasteners so am happy that they are rock solid. Hoping to post the project soon.
 
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