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Posted by AWTania
on 12-06-2010

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Natural Bench

When I need wood for a project, my first stop is a small mill near my shop that specializes in local hardwoods. On one particular visit I noticed a pile of offcuts sitting out in the rain. As I pawed through the pile, a slab of white oak caught my eye. From some angles, the plank's thickness was almost invisible. Eventually, I decided a natural bench would be the best way to retain the natural look of the slab and highlight its best features.

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