Bucket benches

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Project by Sawdust posted 2698 days ago 1557 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 2698 days ago

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 2698 days ago


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#3 posted 2698 days ago

Good looking tables and good use of recycled wood. jockmike

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#4 posted 2697 days ago

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

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#5 posted 2697 days ago

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

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#6 posted 2697 days ago

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 2697 days ago

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

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#8 posted 2697 days ago

I like these alot.

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#9 posted 2697 days ago

Nice tables and the finish really shines.

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#10 posted 2695 days ago

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


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#11 posted 2694 days ago

Great looking tables. What are the measurements?

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#12 posted 2692 days ago


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 2692 days ago


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

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#14 posted 2692 days ago

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 1664 days ago

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

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