Bench & Shoe Rack

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Project by ChuckV posted 03-27-2009 07:06 PM 9469 views 23 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple piece that I made for use by our entry door. The purpose is to clear up the clutter and give a place to sit while putting on or taking off shoes. The wood is white ash. The finish is natural Danish Oil and polyurethane, to protect against water, mud, snow and such.

This project was a good way for me to get some real practice with my recently-acquired jointer and planer. It is the first time that I have been able to start a project with rough lumber.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#1 posted 03-27-2009 07:54 PM

I like it, very nice, very necesary, will be in my list of future projects…thanks for posting!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#2 posted 03-27-2009 07:58 PM

nice job! It sure is rewarding working with lumber from rough sawn to final product, isn’t it.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#3 posted 03-27-2009 08:43 PM

Great idea – optimal use of space and furniture.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 03-27-2009 09:25 PM

Great looking piece and nicely done. Thanks for sharing

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#5 posted 03-28-2009 03:15 AM

Hi Chuck, You did a great job. Nice choice of wood. I bet your project list grew ten fold now that you have a jointer and planer. Nice design. Can’t wait to see some more postings from you.

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#6 posted 03-29-2009 05:16 PM

Very nice bench. I remember well the first time I built a piece starting from rough lumber. My next step is waiting for the giant, black walnut tree in my backyard to come down and go from tree to furniture. Great design and great job!!!

-- --It's not how long you live, but how you live that makes it a life.--

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#7 posted 03-30-2009 09:59 AM

Looks very very good, thanks for sharing!

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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