Benches

Had the opportunity to head out  Colorado last week (10 – 14 May) for Chris and Dana’s college graduations.  I decided to drive out as I had made benches for the kids.  Getting the benches in my car (1995 BMW M3) was a thrill!

I enjoy making things for the kids vs. buying cheap, very pretty, Chinese shit that makes noise – over, and over, and over… I just don’t arbitrarily grab a board and begin cutting; I select a ‘wood’ for each kid – based upon what I see as reflective of their unique personalities.  So, here is what I came up with.

(Until I figure out how to put a caption under each individual photo, a narrative will have to do!)

Delaney’s bench is cherry.  It’s a  rich, soft appearing wood, that will continue to grow even prettier with age.  Katie’s bench is ‘rustic maple.’  It is strong, beautiful, and carries a ‘country flavor’ to it.  Riley’s bench is canary wood, from Brazil.  It is full of ‘fire.’  Nothing more need be said.  Garrett’s bench is constructed of red oak; a wood that is strong and of great character.

It was fun building these benches.  By selecting a specific wood for each kid, I got to “spend time” with that kid as I built their bench.  How cool is that?

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1 Response to Benches

  1. Holley says:

    What a lovely idea to have each bench individually made with
    the person in mind. They will be gifts that are cherished throughout
    their lives.

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