Live Edge Yew Bench

Yew Bench: A Marriage of Rustic and Modern Styles

live edge yew bench with walnut legs viewed from the side

This amazing contrast of colors will be the focal point of any entryway or home decor. The deep orangey-brown color of this live edge yew bench heartwood that is blanketed by the lighter band of sapwood is eye-catching enough yet is further enhanced by the rich color and character of the walnut legs supporting it.

This live edge yew log is a substantial 4 5/8″ thick with a sapwood band 1/2 – 7/8″ thick. I hand de-barked the yew log but kept a majority of its natural texture and marbled coloring intact. It is completely smooth to the touch.

The walnut base is constructed using beefy 3″ wide x 1 1/8″ thick stock. Individual legs are assembled using domino joinery in a 7-degree angle trapezoidal configuration. Outside vertical edges of the legs received a 3/8″ round-over while all other edges were hand sanded to ease the edges. I drilled threaded holes into the yew top, using bolts to secure the two together.

Any cracks in the yew log received a tinted epoxy fill. The entire piece is finished with Rubio Monocoat pure oil – a durable, low-sheen oil/wax finish.

I’m not sure of the exact species of Yew – it could be Pacific yew or European yew – both have very similar grain, coloring, and overall characteristics.

Overall size: 8 1/2 – 11 1/2″ w x 36″ l x 18″ h
Weighs 38 lbs

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