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

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Project by rivergirl posted 1114 days ago 7163 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 1114 days ago

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 1114 days ago

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

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

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#3 posted 1114 days ago

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

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#4 posted 1114 days ago

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

-- "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 1114 days ago

I love it!

-- Janice

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#6 posted 1114 days ago

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 1114 days ago

just awesome river

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

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#8 posted 1114 days ago


-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1114 days ago

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

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 1114 days ago

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 1114 days ago

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

-- Back home. Fernando

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#12 posted 1114 days ago

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 1114 days ago

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 1114 days ago

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 1114 days ago

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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