Thursday, May 26, 2011

A New Benchmark

My husband likes to keep himself busy. His latest project is a carved bench.
Rather than me explain I'll let his work speak for itself.
Please note the bench still needs to be painted.

Mr. Slivovitz and Mr. Utopian anchor the sides.
A close up of the intricate design work.


Virginia Lee said...

Oh coolness! I look forward to seeing the finished product.


Bossy Betty said...

Great! I like a man who keeps himself busy and what a wonderful project!

Leah J. Utas said...

VL, thanks on behalf of Mike. I'll post he finished product after that glorious day arrives.

Betty, it is. I'll pass along your comments.

the Bag Lady said...

Excellent! I, too, look forward to seeing the finished product!

Chris said...

That's great. Talent AND a sense of humor, eh?

Of course I had equal eyes for the canoe in the background. It's the Le Voyageur in me, I guess. You can't have a French/Indian name like mine and not have a healthy dose of that in the veins, you know. Heh.

Leah J. Utas said...

Bag Lady, the Thompson;'s Water Seal on it has to cure for 45 days. It'l be mid-July before he can finish it.

Chris, thanks, And yes, he has ample servings of both.
The canoe is our old one. It is heavy as all get out and very stable. He's had it for at least 25 if not 30 years.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Your husband is a very talented artist. I love this.
I came from Dawn's blog I just wanted to read a blog with the name you chose. It is worth the look. Great stuff. B B

messymimi said...

Excellent work!

Reb said...

That is lovely! I love forward to seeing it finished.

Dawn said...

Amazing work he's done. Your house seems to hold a lot of talent!

solarity said...

At first I was worried that painting might ruin the subtle expressions of the end-pieces, but after studying the enlargement closely, I believe I'll trust him.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank you, Buttons. I'm glad you're here.

Thanks, Messymimi, Reb,and Dawn.

Mary Anne, your concern is appreciated, as is your confidence.