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Rustic Boot Bench - Reclaimed Cedar

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Project by camps764 posted 67 days ago 775 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Rustic entryway bench.

44” long, 15.5” tall, 13.5” deep.

Made from reclaimed cedar.

No finish, just left bare to retain the “patina”

A few weeks back I answered an ad on craigslist to pickup a torn down swing set. Stuff like that is a crap shoot at best. When I pulled up, there was a gigantic pile of mostly good lumber waiting for me.

I had already ear marked a lot of the lumber for other projects, but had a few pieces that weren’t spoken for.

Didn’t use any plans or sketch it out ahead of time. I just based the dimensions on some five board benches I had done in the past and made it up as I went along.

A few build details:
Skirts are attached with pocket hole joinery. Jointed the inside edges on the top, and glued it up into a solid panel. Left the outside edges alone to retain the texture.

When the wife saw me finishing it up in the driveway she was thrilled, and immediately claimed it. A happy ending to a productive day.

-- Steve. Visit my website http://www.campbellwoodworking.com





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chetrog

67 posts in 89 days


#1 posted 67 days ago

Very nice.

-- I had a stroke a few years back, and sometimes the words dont come out as well as I would like.

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DeLayne Peck

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#2 posted 67 days ago

Good job! Looks like you could seat big heavy in-laws on that!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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BigRedKnothead

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#3 posted 66 days ago

Nice. The ladies really like this reclaimed stuff;-)

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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xraydav

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#4 posted 66 days ago

Very beautiful bench.. Love that its reclaimed and love that your leaving it natural!

-- David, Norwood Mass, xraydav@aol.com

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camps764

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#5 posted 66 days ago

Thanks fellers :) I’ve got a few other designs rattlin around in the noggin. I think I might do a 5 board bench style next since I’ve had a few folks outside of LJ’s comment on wanting one.

I also think I’ll make the stretchers a tad longer on the next one. Right now they are just 2×4’s, and to my eye they look a little short and a little fat.

Xraydav – it sure as heck saves a lot of time not having to prep and finish!

-- Steve. Visit my website http://www.campbellwoodworking.com

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