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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-11-2017, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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10 pieces of firewood...

I made two benches for Daughter & Son-in-Law's campfire pit.
She called this week and ask if I would bring some campfire wood this weekend.
Wife & I were planning to surprise them with benches, so I said, 'yea, I'll bring you 10 pieces of wood.' She laughed and said, 'a little bit more than that, Dad.'

Delivery this weekend...
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I added a personal touch...
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Great looking work! I'm sure they will be thrilled. Thanks for sharing the pics.
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Wow they look great. Very nice work sir.
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I'm impressed ! ! !

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"bow tied" the checking too, impressive.

Always liked that style of rustic bench Got a log drying in the barn for that purpose. (been there two years already, 17-18 inches in diameter, few years to go)
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That is some fine looking craftsmanship there.
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Very nice work. What kind of wood? Edge bark looks like sassafras. Grain looks different though.
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Great craftsmanship! Daughter/Son-in-law will be thrilled. Thanks for sharing!
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very nice work ,very lucky daughter.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-12-2017, 04:34 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you folks.

What kind of wood?
Bigbrownie, I forgot to mention what species of wood.
Tops- OAK
Legs- ASH (stained Golden Oak)

So the bark is Oak. I used Draw Knife to remove rough, ridged, sharp, outside bark Oak is know for. By slightly removing a bit, it's still natural looking, but smoother. Does give the appearance of Sassafras bark (now that you mention it), but I wasn't going for that.
I was thinking of our great-grand Daughter climbing, laying and crawling underneath these benches...lol. I was going for smooth- no rough, sharp edges and no splitters...lol.
On another note-
The two benches came from the same 10' slab.
One end, one side, the bark was torn off from skidding. So I removed remainder of bark to make a live edge bench. Two different looks from one slab.

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