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« on: March 26, 2009 03:10:55 AM »

Hi,

Every year I try and make something for my husband for our anniversary.  Either from the traditional or contemporary list.  This year (5th) both lists said wood.  Eek!
I have cut the odd bit of wood but have never attempted furniture or anything till now.
We were given quite a few cut lengths of Kwila a while back and they have such a lovely colour I knew I wanted to use it.  It took me a couple of weeks and I managed to drill my hand once, (it's a hardwood and I kept breaking drill bits), but I am really happy with how it turned out and I think I surprised the hell out of hubby!



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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2009 03:35:31 AM »

Wow! That looks great! I love that you made it for your husband.  Grin Is it from a plan?
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2009 05:00:13 AM »

That turned out great!  I love the clean lines of the butcher block style.  And your cute little....junipers? 
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009 06:56:34 AM »

That is beautiful work!  Lucky hubby!
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2009 07:28:03 AM »

Wowza! Great job... it looks very professional!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2009 07:37:39 AM »

I love this! The clean lines, the little planters, it's all pefect.
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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2009 08:28:32 AM »

that's lovely! what a great job, I bet he loved it.
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2009 09:40:39 AM »

I love this style of bench! I have only really seen it's cheap plastic sibling, but this looks absolutely amazing! You did a wonderful job, and he's going to love it as well! It's a gift that keeps giving! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2009 12:46:10 PM »

I love the style.  I'm planning to make something similar to this for myself.  I'm curious though.  where does kwila come from?  I've heard of lots of different species of wood, but this one is new to me.
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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2009 01:34:20 PM »

WoW really good job! It looks so professional, I'd love to have it on my porch!
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