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Project by Monte Pittman posted 12-23-2014 11:10 PM 1501 views 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother called a couple days ago and wanted this for a Christmas gift. Since there’s no reason to wait till the last minute, I decided to get it done right away. After all, he gave me 5 days to make it.

4 feet wide, 2 feet deep and 3 feet tall. Made of Beetle Kill Pine. Several coats of lacquer.

Thanks for reading and all comments and suggestions are welcome.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.





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Thewoodman2000

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#1 posted 12-23-2014 11:13 PM

Very nice looking tell him thanks for sending it my way!

Like the added armrests.

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James www.etsy.com/shop/ZionsWoodnCrafts

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Gary

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#2 posted 12-23-2014 11:14 PM

Looks great, Monte.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 12-23-2014 11:20 PM

Great lookin’ storage/boot bench!
You are a production machine….
I’m lucky if I could get a pen blank done in that time frame!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 12-23-2014 11:46 PM

You guys amaze the stuffing outta me…it would take me weeks of planning and fabrication to generate that…and it still wouldn’t look close to that good!!! Great project Monte. Merry Christmas buddy.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#5 posted 12-23-2014 11:59 PM

That looks great. Nothing like family giving you lots of led time to get a project done. LOL Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#6 posted 12-24-2014 12:01 AM

Super nice craftsmanship. Very useful for the mud room. Where’s the boot jack?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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Mean_Dean

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#7 posted 12-24-2014 12:54 AM

Nothing like putting you on a time limit, huh….......?!

Well, it turned out great! I’m sure they’ll get a lot of use out of it! Here’s hoping you get a nice bottle of bourbon out of this!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 12-24-2014 12:58 AM

I like that design and can’t believe you knocked it out that quick.

When did you switch to lacquer? Spray or brush? Where can you do lacquer and deal with the fumes?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 12-24-2014 01:36 AM

I use lacquer when there is a time crunch. In the attached garage with ventilation.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 12-24-2014 02:29 AM

Spray or brushed?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Monte Pittman

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#11 posted 12-24-2014 02:40 AM

Brushed. I want to get a setup to spray though.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 12-24-2014 03:21 AM

Thanks Monte. I’ve been wondering about that brushing lacquer. Any suggestions: brush type, really thin coats, don’t overbrush?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 12-24-2014 03:34 AM

That looks great Monte. Love the style.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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doubleDD

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#14 posted 12-24-2014 05:17 AM

Now that’s a cool boot bench. I remember having something similar when we were young.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#15 posted 12-24-2014 08:03 AM

Cool piece Monte, it turned out awesome. Couldn’t even tell it was a hurry up job.

-- I don't make mistakes, I make design challenges!

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