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Project by rivergirl posted 1276 days ago 3298 views 12 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are primitive repro five board benches with boot jack legs. They are naturally distressed, made of repurposed wood . Paint is layered: red over black and mustard over black and have a prim finish (sanded then stained). The approximate dimensions are 27 inches long, 12 inches wide, 19 inches high. I am making more of these in various colors and sizes. (THANKS JULIE! )

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."





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mafe

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#1 posted 1276 days ago

Nice work Kelly.
They look exelent.
Best thoughts, glad to see you,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 1276 days ago

So cool, Kelly! I just love your rustic stuff. I hope you are thawing out and able to get some work done outside soon. :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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woodcrafter47

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#3 posted 1276 days ago

Nice benches,Welcome back,hope winter has not frozen you out too much. keep up the good work, and thanks for posting them.

-- In His service ,Richard

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Sodabowski

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#4 posted 1276 days ago

Gotta love that worn effect finish :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Dale

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#5 posted 1276 days ago

Very nice work Rivergirl, I especially like the red one, outstanding job on the finish. Has the Allegheny crested yet, we’ve sent a lot of melted snow your way. Sorry about that.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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rivergirl

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#6 posted 1276 days ago

Thanks everyone for your warm welcome back. Still crappy weather here. The Allegheny has crested and receded a tiny bit. More to come I am sure. The big ice dams went by last week. Fun to watch. Down river about 1/4 mile they are currently flooded. There a creek merges into the river and the creek turns into a small river itself several times a year. The homeowners there have to use a higher level back entrance. My house sits on a knoll so the house never floods. The dock however was floating in the yard and we need to move it to higher ground. Maybe tomorrow? Ready to get back to some log and slab, but that will be while yet I’m afraid. These little benches aren’t too bad to build. I have three spring garden shows coming up and they requested primitive benches so I gave it a whirl. (Julie hooked me up with her blog which was really excellent and easy to follow.) I think I am getting the knack of that primitive finish. LOL But I do miss my logs.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#7 posted 1276 days ago

Hey Kelly, you remind me a lot of me when I started. I made nothing but primitive furniture too. It was almost like looking in a mirror. You do good work. My old shop used to be a little one car garage that was just big enough to hold my tools and my current project(s) at the time. So I had to work a lot outside on the sun. That’s when my pop up awning came in real handy. I burned my arms and neck very often back then. Now I have a extra wide two car garage and my abilities have got much better. Keep it up, your stuff looks great!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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mtnwild

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#8 posted 1276 days ago

Keep working with what you have available. That’s also primitive. Creating from what nature provides.

Good stuff, you really seem to have tons of energy and desire. Fun…..................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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rivergirl

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#9 posted 1276 days ago

Thanks so much you guys! RocknH- I am READY for a good sunburn. Long winters here in PA!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Vasko

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#10 posted 1276 days ago

I love primitive style, the yellow color is my favorite, so I guess Dale and Ican divide them up without a fight! lol

-- - Cindy, texture freak -

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canadianchips

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#11 posted 1276 days ago

Good to see you are keeping busy. Nice benches !
(Don’t you just hate when you get to park the yacht closer to the house in spring ?)
I guess close is better than IN.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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rivergirl

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#12 posted 1276 days ago

No yacht… an old 18 or 19 foot CrisCraft open bow. No payments- runs good. Maintained by the future son in-law which is the best part. :) Can’t wait to fire up the fossil fuel and smell the fumes!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Jamie Speirs

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#13 posted 1276 days ago

Kelly great to see you come out of hibernation. :)

The sweet smell of sawdust.

They look great, the ivory is very authentic.

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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rivergirl

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#14 posted 1276 days ago

Well, Jamie- use old boards and beat the hell out of them, then paint multiple times then sand the hell of it.. a very precise process. LOL

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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mafe

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#15 posted 1276 days ago

Perhaps it’s time to grab the swimsuit with all that water, in this way you might also become in a summer mood… lol.
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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