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Project by EthanV posted 727 days ago 2506 views 21 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this project as a wedding present for my brother. I was able to use all recycled (or pilfered if you like) materials. I made the legs from white oak and cherry that came as bracing for the metal straps that bind shipments of plywood and mdf. The top, bottom, sides and back are plywood that I got for free from a demolition I did last summer. The faux paneling detail on the sides and back is made from door casing that I took out of a bedroom when I replaced the trim. The only thing I had to purchase was the baskets ($10 at Walmart) and the paint ($80 at Sherwin Williams). I primed and painted with Cherry Tomato flat. Then I applied a Faux Impressions tinted glaze. This is my first time trying a glaze. I like the way it turned out and I hope my brother and his wife will be happy in their new marriage and with their new furniture.

-- Woodworking is a lifestyle choice





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 727 days ago

I think that this looks really good. Congratulations.

helluvawreck
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Woodbridge

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#2 posted 727 days ago

That is a great looking entry bench, nice design and well constructed. I’m sure your brother and his bride will enjoy it.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Ethan Harris

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#3 posted 727 days ago

Definitely something to keep in my back pocket for a future project!

-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at http://www.spudwoodworks.com & also follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/Ethan_Woodworks

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MonteCristo

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#4 posted 727 days ago

Wow ! What a nice piece from stuff a lot of others would have thrown out. I like the design too, sturdy but with some style to it. Way to go !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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QuickWay

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#5 posted 727 days ago

Really nice design and finish. Two thumbs up from me.

-- Bill Native Texan

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Luke

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#6 posted 727 days ago

Very nice, something my wife would absolutely LOVE for me to build her!

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majuvla

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#7 posted 727 days ago

Wonderful project. I always admire great work with so limited material or scraps.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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DouginVa

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#8 posted 727 days ago

Very nice. Wish I’d seen this before I built mine. Not that mine is bad but your’s is better.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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lightweightladylefty

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#9 posted 726 days ago

Ethan,

I’m sure your brother and sister-in-law are delighted with the entry bench. The design looks great and we always appreciate such nice accomplishments with recycled, reclaimed items.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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woodNfish

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#10 posted 509 days ago

This is a really nice looking bench with very good style. I look at a lot of projects when I am trying to find indeas for something to design and while many home woodworkers are good at construction, they lack good design skills. This bench doesn’t suffer from that problem. I’d be pleased to have it anywhere in my home.

-- woodNfish

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