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Project by rooster posted 08-17-2010 01:04 PM 1139 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bench that I built as an anniversary present for my wife. She mentioned that she would like to have a place to store the kids toys on the screened porch. So I surprised her by building this while she was away with her family. It is made up of 3/4” sandply, beadboard, and pine edging. I used biscuits and pocket hole screws to hold it all together. All that is left to do is add a cushion for the seat…then….relax and enjoy.





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Maveric777

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#1 posted 08-17-2010 02:47 PM

I bet your wife is tickled with this. Good stuff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#2 posted 08-17-2010 09:35 PM

What kind of paint did you use?

-- Eric, Seattle Washington - Sawdust Maker

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#3 posted 08-17-2010 09:46 PM

EROCK – I primed it with Kilz interior/exterior then just painted a couple of coats of the Exterior Behr paint that you find at the local box store.

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#4 posted 08-17-2010 10:16 PM

Did you spray it or brush it? It looks super smooth.

-- Eric, Seattle Washington - Sawdust Maker

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#5 posted 08-18-2010 12:57 PM

I used a brush and a foam roller. It turned out pretty good, but the poor camera resolution probably hides some of the texture. I am a terrible painter.

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#6 posted 08-18-2010 01:26 PM

That’s a really nice bench and very useful. I know that your wife must have been very surprised and happy upon returning from her trip. One of the best things about woodworking is that it allows you to make nice things for the people that you love.

-- 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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#7 posted 08-18-2010 11:52 PM

Very nice work.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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