Bucket benches

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Project by Sawdust posted 04-13-2007 10:34 PM 1915 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve made quite a few of these, in cherry, walnut, ash, oak, and pine. They don’t take much time and make quick and easy gifts. These are made from reclaimed pine paneling removed from a renovated home. I finished these with 3 coats of Sikkens marine varnish, as they will be used as end tables on a screened porch.

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#1 posted 04-13-2007 10:57 PM

These are really great. I love the simple design and the fact that you used reclaimed paneling. I was just at a Habitat For Humanity Restore today and they had a ton of reclaimed paneling. Hmmm….maybe another project is on it’s way!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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#2 posted 04-13-2007 10:59 PM


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#3 posted 04-14-2007 12:32 AM

Good looking tables and good use of recycled wood. jockmike

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#4 posted 04-14-2007 01:46 AM

Sawdust great design and use of materials. Are the cabinets in the room where the pictures were taken also the same pine?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 04-14-2007 03:24 AM

That pine has some beautiful color. Is that due its age or the marine varnish?

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#6 posted 04-14-2007 05:30 AM

Sweet sawdust. Really like the finish and I always like hearing about recycled wood. Thanks for showing us those.

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#7 posted 04-14-2007 05:34 AM

Simple and practical idea..and of course great workmanship.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#8 posted 04-14-2007 05:36 AM

I like these alot.

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#9 posted 04-14-2007 08:35 AM

Nice tables and the finish really shines.

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#10 posted 04-16-2007 05:46 AM

Awesome! Thes look so warm and friendly. Great project.


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#11 posted 04-17-2007 05:47 PM

Great looking tables. What are the measurements?

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#12 posted 04-19-2007 04:38 PM


No, the cabinets are made of of plain ole #3 pine shelving boards. They actually started as open shelving and I slung some doors on them later to keep out the dust.

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#13 posted 04-19-2007 04:39 PM


Measurements are 18” high. 16” wide. Top is approx. 28” long.

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#14 posted 04-19-2007 04:42 PM

The recycled pine is very much darkened by age. The amber color of the marine varnish just highlighted the aged pine color.

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#15 posted 02-10-2010 01:29 AM

Very nice tables ….where does the name “bucket benches” come from ? Thanks : )

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