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Project by Brianthesawdustmaker posted 73 days ago 838 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am trying to post the various projects I have built over several years as I have time. This is a mission style entryway bench with a top that opens for glove or hat storage. I like sitting on something when I put on my shoes and this has served that purpose well. It is made of red oak with mortise and tenon joints. The hinges are the only hardware in the project. Finished with 50:50 210b and 211 mixture and several coats of poly. Hope you guys like it. Thoughts and suggestions welcome.

-- Brian, Omaha, NE... So many projects, so little time!





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 73 days ago

Nice looking table….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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aussiedave

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#2 posted 73 days ago

Nice looking little table, beautiful wood….well done Brian.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Wyo7200

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#3 posted 73 days ago

I like what you did on the inside. I’m hungry for some cinnamon rolls now.

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Philip "Pip" Storm

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#4 posted 72 days ago

Looks beautiful!
I guess I’m lost with how you explained your finish. Could you dumb it down for me? I have an oak chest I need to finish and I like the color you have on this one.

-- Well, I'll be screwed, glued, and tattooed!

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Brianthesawdustmaker

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#5 posted 72 days ago

Thanks guys! Wyo7200-I always have lots of scraps so that was a good place to use some of them. Pip, I can certainly elaborate on the finish. I just get standard minwax stain at one of the box stores. The mixture I use is half 210b- golden oak and half 211-provincial. Why? I guess that’s what I started doing and now just want everything to match. I like it because I think it helps the grain stand out more, which I personally like. After staining, I brush on oil based minwax polyurethane. Clear satin is the ‘shade(?)’. I lay everything flat and do one side at a time (pre-assembly) rotating after each side is dry and or tacky at the least. I sand in between coats and do 3 coats typically.

-- Brian, Omaha, NE... So many projects, so little time!

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grantd

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#6 posted 72 days ago

I like it, Do you have some rough overall dimension? I like the scale of it and could use something similar by the front door to store crap on…err I mean sit on while tying my shoes.

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Brianthesawdustmaker

28 posts in 106 days


#7 posted 71 days ago

Grantd: dimensions of the project are 23” wide by 11” deep and 18 5/8” from the floor to the top of the seat. The width and depth are from leg to leg. The top overhangs by about a half an inch over that. Hope that makes sense!

-- Brian, Omaha, NE... So many projects, so little time!

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NiteWalker

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#8 posted 68 days ago

Very nice job. :-)

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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