Primitive, Rustic, Potting Bench or Farmhouse Kitchen Island or.....

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Project by rivergirl posted 03-29-2011 02:21 AM 9781 views 4 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made of repurposed decking wood. This is a primitive potting bench, or farmhouse kitchen island.. or…. Dimensions are 4 feet long, 2 feet wide, 36 inches high.

-- 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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#1 posted 03-29-2011 02:28 AM

Good planning on the two dimensions of under-bench shelving. That makes it versatile enough for many things. Looks real sturdy!


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#2 posted 03-29-2011 02:54 AM

You have the distressed finish to a tee. Very Nice.

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

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#3 posted 03-29-2011 02:55 AM

!!!!! Looking good AND re-purposed materials too!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#4 posted 03-29-2011 03:19 AM

Nice job Kelly. Should bring top dollar in the right market.

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

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#5 posted 03-29-2011 03:40 AM

I love it!

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#6 posted 03-29-2011 03:47 AM

Looks great Kelly I know my daughter in-law would love that piece for her house

-- I started off with nothing I have most of it left

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#7 posted 03-29-2011 04:14 AM

just awesome river

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 03-29-2011 05:05 AM


-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 03-29-2011 05:22 AM

That really looks cool.
And useful too.
Nice job.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#10 posted 03-29-2011 05:40 AM

I love it! That’s exactly the kind of thing I’d like in my kitchen…

Love the way you split the bottom so you have shelves and a large open area.

-- - Cindy, texture freak -

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#11 posted 03-29-2011 06:11 AM

Nice Kelly. My daughter would love it for her living room

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#12 posted 03-29-2011 09:36 AM

Like that little half way shelf kelly, good jod all round :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#13 posted 03-29-2011 12:31 PM

Nice work, Kelly. You take rustic to a new level.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#14 posted 03-29-2011 12:53 PM

Aw you guys flatter me. LOL. Well now you have the dimensions. HA! Go forth and build one for the self, wives, daughters and friends. The trick is to use old wood – and I used screws/plugs so no screws show to ruin “the effect” wah-la! And I used an old can of white paint- which had been donated to my unwanted paint pile on the front porch. Final coat of stain- provincial (Minwax) from the same pile. Because it is made of old decking wood- which had been stained/painted many times over 20 years, the table/shelf really is functional outside. The water just beads off. But it isn’t stinky because the wood is so old- and it can also be used in the house. Go forth! and build one for next to your outdoor grill.

-- 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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#15 posted 03-29-2011 01:09 PM

Nice job and just in time for us to use a few ideas. I like the 2 level under storage shelf idea.
Mine didn’t make it through the winter,... something to do with snow load,...

-- Doug...

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