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Second Carving Project - An Organic "Glulam" Bench build only from Framing Lumber

Was one of my all time favorite projects to tackle and I'm thrilled with my final results. Design methods were entirely my own, but the inspiration was pulled from ArborTech a few months back.

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It's interesting. Anything with pronounced wood grain is pretty to me.

I'm not keen on the actual design, as it looks terribly uncomfortable, hence useless, to my eyes.
A little too "art deco", too.

But I do appreciate the work you put into it.
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It will serve the purpose in my folks' mountain house of an entry way bench that you can quickly sit on to take shoes / snow boots on and off for - so its more cool form a basic function than something I'd put in my living room for guests to lay on - if that makes sense.

To your first point - I do love that pronounced gain in the seat. I have a small obsession with edge to end grain transitions - they're the coolest looking thing to me.

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I like it, it is hefty and also it is hand made. I guess different folks like different things. I like the wood grain and the shape, pretty cool.
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I like it, it is hefty and also it is hand made. I guess different folks like different things. I like the wood grain and the shape, pretty cool.
Thanks man! Appreciate the praise!

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It is kind of cool though not quite to the "super awesome" level.. lol
Shaping some of the pieces ahead of time with a bandsaw would save quite a bit of time and effort and I'm not sure if I did it I would use anything beyond pine just because hardwoods would likely be cost prohibitive unless you get your hands on a nice big log or logs milled flat for fewer glueups..
Maybe you should invest in a crane and perhaps a lightweight chainsaw and various bar and chain lengths..

I figured it's time to change my signature so hold your breath. This is it.
Impressive, huh?

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It is kind of cool though not quite to the "super awesome" level.. lol
Shaping some of the pieces ahead of time with a bandsaw would save quite a bit of time and effort and I'm not sure if I did it I would use anything beyond pine just because hardwoods would likely be cost prohibitive unless you get your hands on a nice big log or logs milled flat for fewer glueups..
Maybe you should invest in a crane and perhaps a lightweight chainsaw and various bar and chain lengths..
Honestly, lot of really weird feedback dude...

First, it is Douglas Fir which is literally framing lumber cheap. Also, it is a glulam bench, which literally means lumber laminated together to form a stacked looking shape...

A chain saw would maybe help a little bit, but not much and you're missing the point of my vid. The point of the project is to showcase something to the community that is, although unique and rather weird looking and maybe even intimidating at first, actually attainable with a few basic woodworking tools. At the same time, the tools I use allow you to start with whatever shape you want and bring it down to whatever look suits your need.

No cranes or multi sized chain saws needed. Just a saw, planer, clamps, and one carving/ sanding tool. I also don't have a wood shop, so storage is very limited in terms of larger stationary things like a band saw, so I build with techniques that I can achieve with the time and space I have.

Feel free to send me your latest "Super Awesome" project...

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