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Project by CB_Cohick posted 01-24-2016 05:14 AM 1310 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bench was based on Chris Schwarz’s plans. It was made mostly from leftovers that have been piling up in the shop. Three of the legs are from cedar posts from a fence project. The fourth leg was from a fir laminate. The top was from some treated decking lumber. The shelf is from some half inch fir leftovers. Yes, it is painted. I was trying to use up leftover paint as well. I used some chalkboard paint on the top thinking that would be a handy place to note measurements. I did vary from Schwarz’s plans by beefing up the top some so the holdfast would work better. I also added a small box to hold pencils and chalk, and a tape measure holder that also has a handy pencil sharpener. This project was my first attempt at mortice and tenon joints. Much of the work was done with hand tools. Thanks for looking!

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.





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Bobsboxes

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#1 posted 01-24-2016 02:07 PM

Great use of extra wood, looks handy.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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chrisstef

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#2 posted 01-24-2016 02:12 PM

Id be happy to let ypu build another one of those for me Chris. Whenever youre ready ill get you some specifications.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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tinnman65

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#3 posted 01-24-2016 10:48 PM

Nice job, seeing this reminds me of another project I need to do for my shop. I think it looks great painted.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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TraylorPark

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#4 posted 01-24-2016 11:57 PM

Great little bench and the chalk board paint idea is pure genius. Congrats on a great project.

Zach

-- --Zach

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CB_Cohick

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#5 posted 01-25-2016 06:10 AM

Thanks everyone for the kind comments. Demo, we may be able to work out a trade for some marinara sauce.

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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