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Made this last year from a huge slab of Osage Orange and Walnut from NJ, USA. The Osage Orange usually don't get this big, so it was a cool find from my lumber guy. I got a little crazy with the design idea, but in my mind it was a good bye to my sailboat. The entire bench is asymmetric following the slab, and mimicking a sail - low/ wide/foot of sail to high/narrow head of sail.
I know , many people don't get it - and when people walk in the room it's a love or hate relationship with that piece.
Oh well.
The Osage has since darkened to an awesome caramel color.

And I still am frustrated with how to rotate pictures on this web site ….

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dang nice looking the selection of wood is awesome, and design, i took to it right away, but 'im a guy who likes outta the box ideas
rj in az
 

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I like it. It is eccentric and a bit off, just like me.
 

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Love the look, and those 2 woods make quite the pair.

I do question the comfort, seems like sitting on church bench, (all straight lines) which I always took to be some form of penance.
 

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Wow. Great choice of woods for your bench. I really like the asymmetric design. It is seriously eye grabbing.
 

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love it,love your decor,the bench wall color and flooring work well together.nice work.
 

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Very nice looking bench. Love the live edge.
 

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sometimes rectangles are boring and it is fun to let the assymetrics in. I bet it was a ton of fun joining the various angles of the back rest. More importantly you were able to creatively explore. It looks to me like it is leaning. I like it and I like the Osage with the Walnut. You can always add a few pictures so we can see how the color of the Osage has changed. Well done. I don't click on all the projects… just the ones that really capture my interest…this did.
 

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Well done. I don t click on all the projects… just the ones that really capture my interest…this did.

- Jamie McDonald
Well done. The design is an original. And that's one large slab of orange Osage.

Jamie. I understand how you don't like to click or comment on we lumberjocks projects, but I'll bet you love it when we lowly lumberjocks click and comment on your projects. Lol.
 

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I can imagine that the joinery was a challenge with all those unique angles. Fine workmanship. AND,... I like the flooring that the bench sits on. Way cool!
 

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I get it, and I like it. I love the look and the combination of the woods. Well done.
 

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Now that is beautiful. Great work
 

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Very nice, the use of the two woods is really great. Good work.
 

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Outstanding in every way - please continue to design without any need for public opinion. You're doing just fine with your own ideas…
 

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Ah the Bodark Tree. This is supposed to be a very hard wood to work with. How does it cut, is it stable, the grain looks like it might be squirrely.
 

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Outstanding in every way - please continue to design without any need for public opinion. You re doing just fine with your own ideas…

- Bstrom
Thank you, that is very gracious and a boost for my fledgling design ideas.
 

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Ah the Bodark Tree. This is supposed to be a very hard wood to work with. How does it cut, is it stable, the grain looks like it might be squirrely.

- Brangus
Had to look that up … bois d' arc. In the Northeast US , this is a hedgerow tree. Yes, the wood is hard as stone, tears out with planes, pretty much a pain in the a**. However, I could have left it outdoors for 50 yrs without stain and it probably would still be there. Used hand scrapers and lots of sandpaper. The natural oils are literally visible. But very cool and very durable.
 
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