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White Oak Slab Bench

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I am working on a slab table built from a white oak tree that I had taken to the sawmill two years ago, future post.  While looking for material for the legs and apron I came across a slab that was more live edge than solid 8/4 material.  I have always wanted to build something solid wood with mitre joints that allow the grain to make the 90 degree turn.  Wanting to make the most from my 9 foot long slab I decided to build a 6 foot long bench.  The project turned out better than I could have imagined for my first time trying to build with this method.  For additional support the legs are screwed to the bench and covered with plugs.  This bench is looking for a good home if you find yourself in need of a rustic bench

Detail of mitre joint