Jeep tailgate bench

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Project by trainrunner posted 11-30-2017 04:23 PM 562 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have always had a tailgate bench on my woodworking project bucket list ever since I saw the first one. A friend just bought a place with a shop and she likes the Willys Jeeps so it seemed like a good choice.
I built it out of pine 4×4’s and the slats are pine and walnut to make it more interesting. The arm rests are cedar and I finished it with three coats of polyurethane.

-- Work- helping fill out my workshop but giving me no time to use my toys.

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#1 posted 11-30-2017 06:12 PM

So what is the going price for a Willys tailgate? Not that cheap, I would think.
Nice piece, like the way you used the original hinges on the seat.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#2 posted 11-30-2017 06:44 PM

Thanks, I got the tailgate from a Junk yard for $50 then sandblasted it and a friend painted it.

-- Work- helping fill out my workshop but giving me no time to use my toys.

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#3 posted 12-01-2017 02:36 PM

This is a very nice project and very creative.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#4 posted 12-02-2017 09:10 AM

Great idea to make ’’not ordinary’’ bench. Those metal plates are very suitable match for the theme.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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