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Project by chrisstef posted 06-10-2011 05:18 PM 2418 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the final installment of the build, the finished project. This is a entry bench with slats for shoe storage and a hinged lid with an area for storage under the seats. The lumber is cypress, joinery is mortise and tenon and sliding dovetails for the upper arm rests, the finish is General Finishes Medium Brown Dye Stain, And top coated with 5 coats of semi-golss poly.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 06-10-2011 06:32 PM

Not only a great design, but I really like the color and finish as well.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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kcrandy

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#2 posted 06-10-2011 09:38 PM

Wonderful concept; beautiful finished product. What’s the wood?

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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chrisstef

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#3 posted 06-10-2011 09:44 PM

Charlie .. thanks for the kind words all though i cant take total credit for the design it was based upon and example of something from crate and barrell.

kcrandy …Thank you as well .. The lumber that was used is cypress.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Beginningwoodworker

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#4 posted 06-10-2011 10:26 PM

Beautiful bench!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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BobTheFish

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#5 posted 06-10-2011 11:33 PM

Very nice. The only thing about it that strikes me as a little odd is that the storage opens at the front to the back. It looks like instead it should open from the middle to the sides. But that’s also personal preference.

I love the overall design.

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chrisstef

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#6 posted 06-11-2011 02:52 AM

Bob ya know that thought had never occured to me but since you say it, i might have been a good wrinkle to it. I dont think that im gonna tear it apart and rebuild it but i do appreciate the insight, i think the toughest challenge for me in learing the hobby is the design aspect.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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steviep

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#7 posted 09-19-2011 05:52 PM

Dude, looks fantastic.

-- StevieP ~ Micheal Tompkins - you were not here on earth long but left a giant mark on us. RIP Brother

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chrisstef

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#8 posted 09-20-2011 10:29 PM

thanks there steviep ….

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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