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Project by rivergirl posted 03-07-2011 11:29 PM 2832 views 6 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

PRIMITIVE FIVE BOARD STOOLS: Dimensions are approximately 15 inches long by 11 inches wide by 9.5 inches tall. Colors are red on black. mustard on black, white on black, and black on black. Paint is layered, wood is distressed (all beat up and I didn’t sand the scratches etc out) and has a final coat of stain for that prim grubby finish. The finish looks better in person than in the photographs. The dents and scratches are far more subtle in real life. The flash seems to magnify the imperfections. Made 6 of these today. The wood is 2X10 for the top and legs. 1X4 for the side panel.

-- 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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#1 posted 03-07-2011 11:39 PM

Leaps & Bounds

There going great Kelly

In Scotland the sometimes call these “A Creepie”

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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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#2 posted 03-07-2011 11:40 PM

Looks good, girl! You do a wonderful paint job. That is a skill!

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

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rivergirl

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#3 posted 03-07-2011 11:46 PM

Well Jamie- a creepie it is then. :) Thanks Drew- but I am growing weary of distressing paint on pine. So today I also started planing a nice wide piece of spalted cherry today for a 3 foot bench. But I think I may try and put on some wide boot jack legs instead of logs on this one. If it works out it willl be A sort of primitive /rustic bench and there will be NO PAINT. :)

-- 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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Sodabowski

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#4 posted 03-07-2011 11:50 PM

I think that you definately nailed down that old-looking painting style :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Roger

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#5 posted 03-08-2011 12:05 AM

you are definately steppin up….. :) nice. that would be great in my shop. I’ve got a few upper cabinets that I could use a step like this to get to. I’ll build me one, one o these days. thnx fer sharin

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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rivergirl

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#6 posted 03-08-2011 12:24 AM

Thanks you guys and actually Roger- I need one in the shop too. 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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learnin2do

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#7 posted 03-08-2011 12:49 AM

Yay!!! Those are nice, but you know how i love to gander at the fruits of your sanding labor!!
-and i told you, i can’t see how you have made it through distressed painting of these! I have never successfully pulled that off. My daughter likes it, but i just can’t do it! Great job and have pride for that diligence!

-- christine

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TreeBones

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#8 posted 03-08-2011 01:04 AM

Very cool. I wish I was good at the finish like you have here. I would make more projects like this but I am just not skilled at this type of finish.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 03-08-2011 01:20 AM

Lookiin good Kelly. Is that a hint of green in your grass?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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MayflowerDescendant

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#10 posted 03-08-2011 02:12 AM

Great job, Kelly! Should sell quick. Looking forward to seeing that spalted cherry bench. Play safe.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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canadianchips

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#11 posted 03-08-2011 02:35 AM

Nice looking little benches.
Keep building.

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

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WhiskeyWaters

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#12 posted 03-08-2011 02:37 AM

Slick pieces – love’m

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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Loucarb

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#13 posted 03-08-2011 02:42 AM

Great looking creepies.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#14 posted 03-08-2011 06:45 AM

Those remind me of my dad’s milking stool.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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michelletwo

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#15 posted 03-08-2011 12:44 PM

you succeeded in making them look as you desired. Cute little stools. (I’m lazy & around here all it takes is a few months & stuff looks like this all by itself!)

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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