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Project by Vicki posted 02-20-2011 07:05 PM 2769 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make 2 benches for a friend and her Mother. I stumbled across C. Niels YouTube 5 board bench and knew that was it. I watched his video and got my dimensions and his antiquing tips. I got the nails at Rockler. I used white pine with Minwax Pre-conditioner, Colonial Oak and 3 coats of Poly. My designs on the front were made with the Milescraft Inlay kit. I goofed and forgot to put poly on the area first, so there was some bleed through with the stain. Oops! I didn’t tell and they won’t care. ;o) And now after taking the pics I see one of my first spring chores will be pressure washing the shop walls and the decking. lol

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD





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#1 posted 02-20-2011 07:10 PM

Well, it looks well done. I like the woodburning you have done, very nice.

-- http://www.ahomespecialist.net, Making design and application one. †

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#2 posted 02-20-2011 08:01 PM

Thanks Dennis. It’s a router inlay done with a bit and a jig, then I stained the recesses. The only woodburning was the cigarette burns I mimicked with burning paper.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#3 posted 02-20-2011 08:11 PM

Well, it looks really nice, either way

-- http://www.ahomespecialist.net, Making design and application one. †

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#4 posted 02-20-2011 08:25 PM

Thanks Buddy!

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#5 posted 02-20-2011 10:10 PM

Rustic charm abounds! love seeing that. As far as pressure washing goes… you and me both…. :)

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#6 posted 02-21-2011 01:16 AM

Nice bench Vicki, like the finishing touches, friend should be well pleased with the bench.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#7 posted 02-21-2011 06:32 PM

Such inviting nice looking bench :)
great idea Vicki, those burned details really nice!

-- -Thomas -

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#8 posted 02-22-2011 06:30 PM

Vicki what is poly for kind of stuff? amazing how much you put on it, but it still looks so natural.
I have some darker laquer, but find it becomes too shiny or to dark often :)

-- -Thomas -

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Vicki

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#9 posted 02-22-2011 06:39 PM

I actually used: Minwax® Helmsman® Spar Urethane (350 VOC) is a specially formulated, interior/exterior oil based finish that protects wood against nature’s toughest conditions. It is ideal for use on doors, windows, cabinets, countertops and outdoor furniture. Here’s the link for their products: http://www.minwax.com/about_us/environmental-responsibility/

I wanted it to be waterproof as the one lady has lots of flower pots and may it for that. The other girl has kids and pets and I wanted it to have protection as well.
Vicki

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#10 posted 12-10-2011 07:46 AM

Looks great vic. would that bench be good to sit on? (lol) inlay work is second to none.

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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Vicki

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#11 posted 12-11-2011 08:32 AM

Well looky who’s here! Good to see you here buddy.

As for the bench….......I just build them, I DON’T sit on them. lol

Getting ready to make one more for moi. Even more rustic looking with PT for outdoor use.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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