Entry Bench

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Project by Woodenwizard posted 01-15-2010 04:00 AM 1855 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this entry bench from left over cherry that had been used for trim work in a bank. The bank was going to throw all the scrap away but I was able to convince them I could put it to good use so they gave it to me. So far I have made three projects with the “scrap” This was my first. I will post pictures of the others as I get them. The bench has three drawers to put hats, gloves, etc. One drawer for each of the grandkids at my daughter’s.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#1 posted 01-15-2010 04:45 AM

Hi John
I like the fact that you use throw away scrap in your projects. I build chests and I often use reclaimed materials such as, pallets, old hardwood flooring, and reclaimed timbers that are headed to the dump or fireplace. I think the project from these materials are unique and they have a story to tell. I usually donate my chests to silent auctions and I include a letter of authenticity describing the story behind the project including the materials involved. People seem to like these unique items in silent auctions. You should look into silent auction opportunities in your area.

I like your bench, I assume those are storage areas underneath, and is that a lift up seat? Your bench has a nice form to it.
Good job

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#2 posted 01-15-2010 05:04 AM

Thanks for the kind words. I have also donated some of my work to local fund raising efforts. I like your idea of providing a story behind the project and the materials. The area underneath is three drawers one for each of the grandkids. They keep their caps, gloves, etc in them. The seat does not lift up. My daughter has three boys and she didn’t think a lid would survive, hence the drawers.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#3 posted 01-15-2010 06:53 AM

Looks great and functional. Gotta love cherry.

-- Life is about choices. You can spend a lot of money on furniture and have really nice furniture; Or you can spend a lot on tools and have even more expensive, crappy furniture. I made my choice.

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#4 posted 01-15-2010 07:03 AM

Nice work!

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#5 posted 01-15-2010 07:05 AM

Good for you! Recycle re-use and improvise when needed. Nice work.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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Stanley Coker

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#6 posted 01-15-2010 01:40 PM

One of the best looking “SCRAP” pieces that I have ever seen.
Nice work.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#7 posted 01-15-2010 06:43 PM

Nice bench. It’s a shame how much good material get put in the scrap pile.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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