Ash and Walnut Footrest

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Project by RS Woodworks posted 02-09-2010 08:14 AM 2105 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a simple project that the LOML asked me to make for her. She recently returned to work and wanted something to rest her feet on under her desk. Some of her co-workers had cheap plastic versions of this footrest, but we wanted something a little more special.
I had a nice ash board in my stock pile that had this beautiful grain, and I used walnut to contrast. The height and angles were figured out for her comfort, and I decided to incorporate some simple inlay on the edges.
The finish had to be durable so it is about 4 coats of professional poly.

Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 02-09-2010 08:19 AM

Very nice footrest Ryan

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#2 posted 02-09-2010 08:23 AM

Looks great, love the ash and walnut accents. To bad it will be under a desk.

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#3 posted 02-09-2010 08:46 AM

Wow, love the grain on the ash. I think your wife will be the envy of her work neighbors. I know how those little things stick out to the people that use them. I wouldn’t be surprised if you get a few requests for more.

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#4 posted 02-09-2010 07:04 PM

Bet her co-workers wish theirs’ were that cool!

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#5 posted 02-09-2010 07:40 PM

exceptional work on this footrest… bet her co-workers will try and “borrow” it… might want to think of adding a lock down mechanism for it… :)

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#6 posted 02-10-2010 12:57 AM

great idea for her
IĀ“bett she has to
stored it in the safe
when she is not
around :—))


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#7 posted 02-10-2010 07:00 AM

thats lovely thanks for sharing

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#8 posted 02-10-2010 10:06 AM

Thanks for the kind comments gentlemen.
I do expect a few requests may come out of this…


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#9 posted 10-24-2010 08:07 PM

Eye-popping highlight of the ash grain. I bet she takes her shoes off when she uses it.

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