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Cherry Slab Bench

comments (2) July 8th, 2012 in Reader's Gallery

pacewood pacewood, member
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Cherry slab bench with walnut bow tie inlays. I made this bench in a 3 week period specifically for a benefit auction to help with a friends medical bills. The majority of the work was done by hand, i did use a bandsaw and router at times to speed things along. The cherry is 3 1/2" thick. Finished with wipe on poly and wax. I'll update final auction price later....

Design or Plan used: My own design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, bench, rustic

Comments (2)

pacewood pacewood writes: bobandsally, You're right it does weigh a ton. Sorry to give you the wrong impression, the bench is for indoor use. I was just taking photos outside. The joinery for the legs to top is a housed mortise and tenon. First time I went that route and I was pleased with the results. Thanks for checking it out!
Posted: 8:23 pm on July 9th

RobertWhiteneck RobertWhiteneck writes: Really nice. Looks like it weighs a ton. Have you used this finish before on an outdoor bench? How did you attach the legs to the bench?
Posted: 10:36 pm on July 8th

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