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Project by mimark posted 09-23-2010 01:29 AM 4663 views 47 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted a simple bench to sit on when putting on shoes and that had a place to store shoes. Simple is no fun so I decided to make the bench out of curly maple and walnut. The core structure is buit from birch plywood. The finish is two coats of tung oil followed by multiple coats of Arm-R- Seal.





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clieb91

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#1 posted 09-23-2010 01:37 AM

Welcome Aboard. A very nice bench and first post, like the idea of the drawers in it. Look forward to seeing more in the future.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Sodabowski

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#2 posted 09-23-2010 01:42 AM

Welcome to LJs! For a first post, it’s already impressive and mouth-watering. You’re right, “simple is no fun” ! :D And you’ve ended up with something really cool and most certainly very effective.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#3 posted 09-23-2010 01:57 AM

Very nice bench! I agree with you. Simple is no fun.

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Dan Hux

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#4 posted 09-23-2010 02:23 AM

very nice,,I like maple and walnut together..Nice bench…I can’t tell the ply from the maple..very well done

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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PurpLev

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#5 posted 09-23-2010 02:26 AM

beautiful bench, and figure in the lumber!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Brandon

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#6 posted 09-23-2010 02:51 AM

That is anything but simple. Well done!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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cwdance1

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#7 posted 09-23-2010 03:06 AM

Wow, that is way to good looking to sit on.

What a great job and beautiful wood!!!

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Gary

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#8 posted 09-23-2010 03:35 AM

I’m soooo glad my wife wasn’t in the room peering over my shoulder while I viewed this.
Nicely done.

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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sras

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#9 posted 09-23-2010 04:19 AM

I have thought about building a shoe bench. Now I have to reset my entire concept of shoe benches!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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thiel

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#10 posted 09-23-2010 04:28 AM

WARNING: Some women might interpret this bench as a justification to buy more expensive shoes.

Just sayin’ :-)

Nice job!

-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency

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Sawdust and Steel

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#11 posted 09-23-2010 05:07 AM

Very nice.. I love the style and the wood selection.. Absolutely gorgeous.

-- Rex Roberson, Southern California, http://www.sawdustandsteel.com

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Roz

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#12 posted 09-23-2010 05:40 AM

Now this is a cool idea! Beautiful results.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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Kerux

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#13 posted 09-23-2010 06:48 AM

Okay… I want to copy that!!!! Did you have a pattern?

Wow…. that is beautiful.

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Ken90712

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#14 posted 09-23-2010 10:52 AM

This is great! Love the colors and the feet! Very well done. I would love to make a bigger version for my TV. Well done!!!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Jamie Speirs

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#15 posted 09-23-2010 11:07 AM

Fantastic looking piece of furniture.

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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