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Project by MsDebbieP posted 08-07-2007 02:50 PM 2101 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few weeks ago, my Aunt & Uncle gave us an old church bench because they know that we are really enjoying woodworking and they thought we could use it for something.

Well, this weekend we took it into the basement and created a new bench.

The wood was 10.5 feet long and I wanted the bench to be about 18” high, so we cut the legs from the end of the board, leaving us with a 7.5’ long bench.

We used the DowelMax to join the legs to the bench, using the spacer to leave room for a finger hold at the ends. We then attached an old piece of wood (that almost matched in colour) to the centre as a support and put triangle supports to the vertical pieces to add to stability.

We left the old finish on it, as it matches our antique piano finish and the finish on an old cupboard that is also sitting in our entryway.

We now have (hopefully) enough room to hold all of the shoes people seem to kick off at the back door, never to be picked up again! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)





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jockmike2

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#1 posted 08-07-2007 02:56 PM

Very nice wood, wood would’nt you say you were blessed to receive it? Good use of it too. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 08-07-2007 02:57 PM

Ah yes – yes I would, Mike! Yes I wood.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#3 posted 08-07-2007 03:18 PM

That was agood idea, and how lucky that it already matched your decor.

-- A man who moves mountains starts one stone at a time.

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#4 posted 08-07-2007 03:18 PM

Ah yes, a pew for the shoes. Nice save!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#5 posted 08-07-2007 03:18 PM

yes, we are calling the bench “PePe”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#6 posted 08-07-2007 04:15 PM

All those shoes kicked off and left…. If I was your neighbor, I’d be wondering where you were burying the bodies. ;-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 08-07-2007 04:16 PM

green shoes ? >grin<

nice bench … love the old finish

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 08-07-2007 04:16 PM

lol what bodies? huh? what? where? don’t know what you are talking about!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#9 posted 08-07-2007 04:18 PM

everyone has to have at least one pair of green shoes, don’t they??
(they match my Lumberjocks shirt REALLY nicely!!!)
(oh, and they belong to my daughter, as do most of those shoes parked there.. and she’s not buried in the backyard)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#10 posted 08-07-2007 04:33 PM

Ms Debbie
I don,t know where you find the time to whip up all these projects so quickly?

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , https://www.facebook.com/groups/extremebirdhouses/

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#11 posted 08-07-2007 04:37 PM

well, it was the long weekend.. so that helped :)
and since I’m not a perfectionist nor a skilled woodworker, I can get away with being quick rather than good lol

and it’s just a guess but I would think that putting 3 boards together takes a lot less time than building an extreme birdhouse!!! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#12 posted 08-07-2007 06:10 PM

As many butts as that old pew wore out on Sunday morning, it deserves to go to work every day and make and honest living. You play a good game, Debbie dear.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#13 posted 08-07-2007 06:13 PM

lol thanks Thos.
When we were cutting it I thought “hmm I wonder how many confessed sins are being let loose into our shop??!!!” :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#14 posted 08-08-2007 04:01 AM

Very nicely done Deb. Don’t you just love stuff with a history.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#15 posted 08-08-2007 06:19 AM

Colour? Centre? What, are you Canadian or something?...lol I love your bench! And, I pretty much like every Canadian I’ve met. Did I say I love old church benches?

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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