View from the Garage

June 28, 2015

Parota bench

Filed under: Woodworking — thefusionguy @ 10:17 pm

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I made this bench from a parota board I bought at Tropical Exotic Hardwood in Carlsbad CA tehwoods.com. Parota is a huge tree and gigantic slabs are available. The tree is tropical but not endangered. The wood is very light and porous, so I finished this piece with a gloss varnish. It’s outside the side door, where we can use it while taking our shoes off after walking the beach.

 

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