Saturday, August 22, 2015

Reclaimed, Live Edge Wood Bench

As I dragged this bench across my front yard I realized something--moving into a new house in a new neighborhood means that I have to "break in" new neighbors to my blog, photo staging craziness.  Really neighbors, I am not crazy--sitting on the grass, lying on the grass, bringing all kinds of objects outside to take pictures...really.

I am blessed to have a wood supplier--my "dealer" if you will, who gives me some fabulous pieces of reclaimed wood.  This bench was made from a few of those. 
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Pieces of wood like this are called live edge because they have the natural, lovely, uneven edge of the wood.
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Isn't it pretty?
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This was a simple build--legs cut from another chunky piece of reclaimed wood, a live edge wood piece added for a shelf.
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I sanded the wood enough to prevent any slivers, but not so much to lose the lovely rustic quality. I did not stain the bench at all, but I did use a minwax polyurethane finish on it.
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Do you see the two cows that live across the street--they didn't think I was crazy taking pictures of my bench in the front yard.  
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Oh, and the "fog" in the air is smoke, so thick and unhealthy.  Please pray for rain for the west, we need a week of downpours!


  1. I just love this bench! Especially the top! That is so funny about having to break in the new neighbors to explain your weird bloggy behavior! :) I totally get that!

  2. Lovely bench Becky & I will pray for rain.

  3. Praying for rain. We are in Colorado and the smoke from all the fires in Washington, Idaho, Montana and California is causing a lot of haze and outdoor air quality advisories here too. So I am all too familiar with what it is like there. We Coloradoans know this heartache all too well. I hope the Western states get some relief soon. God bless all the firefighters and emergency responders who put their lives on the line every day.

  4. the bench is awesome,and i hope y'all get rain soonest xx

  5. Your bench is beautiful!! Plus I noticed a wonderful "double tree trunk" in your pic. Yards with big, old trees are the best!!

  6. Your bench is beautiful!! Plus I noticed a wonderful "double tree trunk" in your pic. Yards with big, old trees are the best!!


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