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Project by IantheTinker posted 03-05-2018 05:55 PM 890 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first indoor bench I ever made. I used 2×12’s for most of the construction and the 1/4” plywood for the bottom. I pegged the corners with two dowels each to help prevent racking, the dowels are actually old sponge brush handles (use what you got!). The lid is a simple lift off style with a couple of pieces to prevent it from sliding around when it is in place.

I finished it by painting it with a mis-tint from Ace Hardware (just $5 for someone else’s failure), and then distressing it with sandpaper, I then put a few coats of a 50/50 mixture of Shellac and denatured alcohol on it and called it finished.

The overall design is a modified version of the bench that thehomesteadcraftsman from YouTube uses with the farm table saw he makes. If you haven’t checked out his channel before, I strongly recommend it, he is an interesting fellow and makes a living off of his skills. He does metal engraving, knife making, woodworking, and buys properties, fixes them up and sells or rents them. He shows a lot of renovations on his channel.

Renovation channel
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCcDzxOd6Q6OLvBYNH2q98EQ

Woodworking and other skills channel
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCRWsQfRiwGqBaVP_29OrZVw

-- opiningminnesotan.com





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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 03-05-2018 07:47 PM

Looks good, Ian … nice and sturdy! The distressing is nice, but be careful! Don’t do what I did years ago. Being really into the distressed look, I distressed everything! Perhaps too much … our neighbors thought we were poor and started giving us furniture! LOL!

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IantheTinker

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#2 posted 03-05-2018 08:47 PM



Looks good, Ian … nice and sturdy! The distressing is nice, but be careful! Don t do what I did years ago. Being really into the distressed look, I distressed everything! Perhaps too much … our neighbors thought we were poor and started giving us furniture! LOL!

- Ron Aylor

Ha! I will be careful, I will save it as a way to help hide my uneven or other poorly done paint jobs.

-- opiningminnesotan.com

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 03-05-2018 09:45 PM

Looks like a solid bench. Gotta like that!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 03-05-2018 10:34 PM

This is a very nice bench and very functional.

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

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

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