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Imitation Cedar 2x4 Challenge Shoe Bench

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Project by kryptix posted 11-16-2017 01:30 AM 686 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My last time trying to do real woodworking with construction lumber in a long while. Entry for the current Reddit woodworking 2×4 challenge. Huge exercise in frustration trying to make the wood do stuff it just didn’t want to, but the end result is sturdy enough for 250 pounds on top and for $2 in lumber, looks pretty damn good with the cedar coat rack on top…

Full album here:

https://imgur.com/gallery/TD05Z

One resawn, bookmatched doug fir 2×4 made into a bench, shou sugi ban and aniline dye finish with arm-r-seal on top.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-16-2017 03:08 AM

Nice job on that shoe bench. Those are so handy and keep the floor clear of loose shoes ( if they use it?).

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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kryptix

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#2 posted 11-16-2017 03:29 AM



Nice job on that shoe bench. Those are so handy and keep the floor clear of loose shoes ( if they use it?).

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh

Thanks!

Mommy makes the kids use it so it will see some good use. Also its 14 inches so a good height for the kids to use to put shoes on.

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Just_Iain

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#3 posted 11-16-2017 02:28 PM

Looks good and inspiring!

-- For those about to die, remember your bicycle helmet!

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kryptix

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#4 posted 11-16-2017 02:30 PM



Looks good and inspiring!

- Just_Iain

Thanks! Would have taken 1/3 as long with regular materials :) but the challenge was a lot of fun.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 11-16-2017 03:09 PM

This shoe bench is very nice and attractive.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 11-17-2017 01:20 AM

Well done.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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kryptix

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#7 posted 11-17-2017 02:48 AM



This shoe bench is very nice and attractive.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck


Well done.

- ralbuck

Thanks for the support

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