Goofy shoe bench from sawmill wood

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Project by studie posted 07-08-2011 02:32 AM 2290 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This backdoor shoe storage bench was made from last years sawmill find. Now seasoned I’m making stuff with it. Outdoor seasoned wood can be hard on blades and equipment so I first use a BIG wire brush on a grinder then hand held power planer ( these blades are cheap) before touching any of my fine tools! All of the rough stock is wavy, way out of square and usually tapered so a lot of chips must fly to get a true board. On the other side is the nice wave the saw made (remember this wood is off cast and free) makes for a good companion for the live edge seat and backrest. The bench had to fit the conc. porch so the back legs are 14” longer. The seat swings up to have a place for the babies shoes then two shelves below. The back and seat are from the same plank. the back I cut into 3 slats and used the Festool Domino to join the slats to the back frame with the mahogany dominos for contrast. Ok I was out of the regular beech dominos?? Finished with my favorite Sikkens DEK deck finish, Super durable!! Oh at the same house the goofy shed I built last summer with old school door & old sash windows. I get to create fun stuff for this wonderful family and they give me more work like the new deck. Sorry for the rant and thanks for having a look. Let’s keep busy!!

-- $tudie

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#1 posted 07-08-2011 03:02 AM

What’s so “goofy” about it? I think it looks great!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#2 posted 07-08-2011 03:20 AM

I’m looking for th goofy part too, but couldn’t find it. Nice looking bench.

-- 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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#3 posted 07-08-2011 04:26 AM

That’s a very interesting way to use the domino system.

-- “Don’t tell me what can’t be done, tell me what you want done then shut up and get out of my way and let me do it!”

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#4 posted 07-08-2011 06:01 AM

there was a goofy man who built a goofy pile he had alot of goofy wood and gave us all a smile, so when the goofy man does a project now…will it be from this goofy wood pile…or will it gives us all a goofy but proud smile…...

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 07-08-2011 11:16 AM

Nice work and great idea on the legs. Way to make the most out of the space.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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