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Project by HawkDriver posted 03-17-2011 08:59 AM 2408 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a clone of a bench household 6 saw in a catalog. Its entirely poplar and the baskets I believe HH6 bought from Target. The height of the bench I based off of my sitting profile….. HH6 is significantly shorter than I(lesson learned). Oh well, at least it’s comfortable for me to sit on. I practiced my Dados and Rabbets on the back of the bench, where the partitions attach to the vertical back. It worked out well using my Bosch router. That thing is definitly a tool I need more work with outside of its table. I was a first time go on all of the joints, but I spent a rediculous amount of time measuring and remeasuring making sure I would be lined up properly. I also used a traditional bit around the top portion of the base and around the undersde of the top. I used a 1/8th roundover bit on the very top just to ensure there would be no accidental splinter in an unwanted area while sitting. The finish is just plain ole’ semi gloss latex black. Any comments or suggestions for future bench/tables is appreciated. HH6 already wants a new coffee table. Thanks for looking.

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 03-17-2011 02:18 PM

Beautiful design and build …
I was going to ask the color , but you say it is black. It looks like a very rich ,deep ,brown on my monitor…maybe the baskets are messing with my ancient eyeballs ! LOL

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Brandon

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#2 posted 03-17-2011 05:55 PM

Nice looking bench! I have plans to make something similar. Thanks for showing it.

It seems dark brown to me too, Dusty, so you’re not just seeing things.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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HawkDriver

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#3 posted 03-17-2011 09:58 PM

After going back and looking at the pics, you guys are right, it has a brown tone to it. There is a large window above the front door to the left. My house color is beige. you can see the sun streaks on the wall in the first pic. Must be the reason it looks the way it does in the pics.

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 03-18-2011 01:36 AM

It’s one of those projects that would look good no matter which color your choose : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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jtworkshop

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#5 posted 03-19-2011 10:10 PM

cool. I’m making something very similar to this right now. I may paint it all white or a brighter color. only suggestion is to design it so the seat is closer to the tops of the baskets but then again, you can easily access the baskets this way. you’ll see a small kid’s bench on my projects page that has baskets in it.

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#6 posted 04-04-2011 07:31 AM

wow thats looks great, I hope to make something similar befor winter hits again

-- No mistakes, just kindling

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