Bench Seat

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This is a painted poplar bench seat and Brazilian Cherry treads for a customer. The drawer boxs are dovetailed maple.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh

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#1 posted 03-28-2008 06:07 PM

Nice bench. The steps are interesting.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-28-2008 06:11 PM

Very nice bench. What is the purpose of the stair treads?

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#3 posted 03-28-2008 06:23 PM

The customer wanted the bench to be closer to the window that is above the seat. They use it as a kind of reading area. they wanted big drawers for reading materials.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh

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#4 posted 03-28-2008 06:34 PM

i like this a lot…the stairs must be good for the kids…How much higher is the window?

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#5 posted 03-28-2008 06:37 PM

The window is probably about 2 feet above the bench. I didn’t get back to see the finished room. The tracks on the floor is for heating.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh

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#6 posted 03-28-2008 07:35 PM

I misread it at first. I thought you’d painted Brazilian Cherry. Luckily a re-reading put my heart to rest. It looks very good.

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#7 posted 03-28-2008 07:36 PM

This is a nice bench. I enjoy the bc treads. We have about 1000 sq feet of flooring installed in our house and the treads and risers going down into the finished basement are all bc. It is a wonderful wood, not only for flooring but also for woodworking.

Thanks for the post.

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#8 posted 03-28-2008 08:11 PM

The truth be told, I hate bc. The stuff weighs a ton when working with full treads and a riser attached to the back and it’s almost as hard as a rock. I’ve worked with Brazilian walnut and teak as well and it’s all the same. heavey and hard. But it does finish up great.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh

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#9 posted 03-28-2008 11:58 PM

this is great.
love the steps and the little drawers.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 03-29-2008 12:12 AM

Very nice work!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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Mark Shymanski

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#11 posted 03-29-2008 12:17 AM

Really nice,did you suggest the colour combination (which is very elegant looking puts me in mind of some of Casa Loma in Toronto). How do you ensure that the drawers slide easily when they are full of books. Jenn has a pantry reno in mind and I’m looking for how others do heavy drawers that slide nicely – without metal slides if I can avoid it.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#12 posted 03-29-2008 12:34 AM

The owners did the finish work. He was going to paint the drawer boxes also, but I talked him into just varnishing them.

As far as the drawer glides, sorry to say they are Blum under mount with the anti slam feature. they are rated somewhere around 110 pounds.

Thank you for the complments.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh

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