"Pick up your shoes!!!"

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Project by tbone74 posted 11-18-2011 08:50 PM 1837 views 13 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife always complains about my shoes all over the house and it dawned on me! I need to make a shoe bench!. I googled some images of different designs and found one by Jesse O’hara found here

I really liked the curves of this bench so I began to construct something with a few similar curves. The bench is made from African mohagany and hard maple. The finish is BLO and wipe on poly. All comments welcome!

-- Tony

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#1 posted 11-18-2011 08:57 PM

A real beaut. It looks sturdy enough to park a truck on. Its beautiful and keeps you out of trouble, great piece of work.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#2 posted 11-18-2011 09:51 PM

Very nice!

-- Ryan, FRMR HMM165 - HMX1 01-10

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#3 posted 11-18-2011 10:34 PM

Great combination of wood, love it!

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 11-18-2011 10:56 PM

At my house, it is my wife that is always leaving her shoes around. If I built her something that looked that good (even if I could) she would just use it for knick-knacks and still scatter her shoes!

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#5 posted 11-19-2011 01:07 AM

Nice table !!! If it was my wife she would say, ” GET YOUR SHOES OFF THE FURNITURE ” LOL

-- If it ain't broke don't fix it, if you fix it make it better than it has to be.

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#6 posted 11-19-2011 05:19 AM

great job! The shoes look out of place on it… What did you make the legs out of? What dimension lumber did you buy?

-- Measure Twice, Cut Once

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#7 posted 11-19-2011 08:30 AM

Sweeet! really like the finished bench also a quick look at all your great tools that you used to get her done.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#8 posted 11-19-2011 10:37 AM

hianupam- The legs and the top were made from 8/4 mahogany, and the shelves and rails 4/4

-- Tony

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#9 posted 11-19-2011 05:29 PM

Very cool with the contrasting top.

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#10 posted 11-20-2011 04:04 AM

a very awesome project Tony. nice wood combo, and nice design. I need to make my Daughter & son-in-law something like this. thnx for posting

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

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#11 posted 12-01-2011 10:18 PM

This is a nice nice piece! Great inspiration!

-- I Like Saw Dust---Matt Simmons

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