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Old 17-04-10   #1 (permalink)
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First bench

So here it is, my first attempt. Ive got to get smaller washers so the bolt heads will sit in the countersunk holes and possibly a coat of something.

I did this one for myself, but just wondering what sort of money is it worth asking for others like this it if i were to start selling them?



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Re: First bench

looks good mate i found robd's idea of using plug cutters works well to hide the bolts,work out how much time you spent making and milling it depending how far you go plaining it and sanding and adding a finish must be worth at least 200 depending what wood you used
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I was wonderin about the 200 mark but wasnt too bothered as it was for myself.

Took about 5 or 6 hours in total and is made from some black walnut thats getting past its best.

Nice bit of chill time doing it though
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was it a walnut you felled mate ?what i like about these kind of benches is they all have a cool story about how it came to be a bench and doing a local bit of wood some justice
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Re: First bench

The tree was at my Dads next door neighbours in open parkland. It collapsed over the years due to the main stem rotting. Eventually i got the job of clearing the remains about 2 years ago. The tree was around 240 years old so was a good size and many of the limbs, of varying quality, were 20-30" in diameter.

This bench is from one of the logs that has started to decay at one end, hence the slight whitening on the right side of the bench.
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nice one mate! looks real good
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Re: First bench

stunning bench 18 stoner..... i would say around the 260 mark, due to the wood you used..... could you not use wooden plugs to put it together ? the metal bolts are not easy on the eye. nice design....

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stunning bench 18 stoner..... i would say around the 260 mark, due to the wood you used..... could you not use wooden plugs to put it together ? the metal bolts are not easy on the eye. nice design....

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Cheers for the comments, and the wooden plugs noted.

Mark2 will be an improvement
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Re: First bench

Thats a really nice bench made with really nice wood, can't beat some nice walnut IMO. Plug cutters are a must cheap as chips on E-bay too. Make some templates out of perspex like material and MkII will take half the time and still be worth 200.
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Great bench!

I would say worth around the 250 mark but if nicely sanded finished with bolts hidden more like 350-00 to 400.

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