Entry shoe storage bench

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Project by Hallmark posted 04-26-2010 09:44 PM 4976 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cherry and makore shoe bench is small in size because it has to fit in just off the entry door. Made from a back yard cherry tree from my folks house. I kept trying to stain samples to try to make it look more like the store bought cherry but decided to keep it plain. Each side is from two boards and it is hard to tell where the joint is even up close. I edge banded the front of the sides by steam bending thin pieces of makore to match the hand rests. I added a little contrast to the hand rests with cherry stain. The center Tsuba inlay is a copy from Greene and Greene. I recommend a mask when working with makore.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#1 posted 04-26-2010 09:52 PM

Great work. I love the details, especially the inlay

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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#2 posted 04-26-2010 09:57 PM

Sorry But I really don’t like this.I love it what a cool refreshing piece not too ornate but nicely made and finished wish it were mine I aint talking to you Now I am going all huffy puffy cos you never made me one.LOLAlistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#3 posted 04-26-2010 11:23 PM

Very Nice piece. I am sure you will enjoy it.

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#4 posted 04-26-2010 11:57 PM

Very nicely done. Great looking piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 04-27-2010 01:25 AM

You did yourself proud on this little gem : ) All of those little details make this piece way too elaborate to put my shoes on !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 04-27-2010 10:41 PM

Nice detail with the top edges and the inlay looks great.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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