Dec 202011
 
Armature with diamond lathe for Faux Bois Bench

Armature with diamond lathe for Faux Bois Bench

I have been planning to make a Faux Bois Bench for my husband Matt’s gravesite since he died in April of 2010.  Last autumn, when I made the Faux Bois Table Base or Stool — it could be used for either purpose — it was a practice effort.  I wanted especially to practice making believable bark with acid stains on sculpted concrete.  This summer I designed a sturdy bench and my welder friend, Gerald, made the armature with rebar.  I then, cut the diamond lathe and wired it on using picture-hanging wire.

 

Rebar Armature for Faux Bois Bench

Rebar Armature for Faux Bois Bench

This is the armature of rebar that Gerald welded.  It was modified somewhat after this.  The seat was made deeper; a crossbar was inserted in back as in front; and several more diagonal supports were added.