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oak benches

a few pics of some oak benches produced recently,been fairly busy with this type of work recently, things are taking off . all produced using the 880 and alaskan.
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nice form, definitely,, what finish are you putting on them?
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They look great, what type of joins did you use? Is the timber green or seasoned?
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i use danish oil or linseed oil heated up and applied with a cloth to penetrate the wood. usually use several coats. depends what the customer requires really, some prefer a dull look to the finish and others like them more glossy looking.
for the joints i usually let the legs into the base of the bench and then brace the joint. screwed down from the top with a plug of oak on top. makes a good solid joint.
timber on the first bench pictured was seasoned the others are from greenish timber, standing deadwood. hope that helps
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things of beauty! i'd love to make something like this for the garden, winter project methinks!
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Very nice Ray and a good selection of styles
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Re: oak benches

Love it. I think that waney edged furniture should be present to some degree in everybodies house....
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Love it. I think that waney edged furniture should be present to some degree in everybodies house....
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Great work!! Fantastic benches!!
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Re: oak benches

sweeet benches! is the Elm in number 1 a dutch elm diseased tree? and are you able to show any image from under and behind them, to show how the slabs are attached? that would be very helpfull. thank you

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