Walnut shoe bench with bark and sapwood.

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Project by MiniMoose posted 09-07-2012 12:24 AM 2403 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed something to use to put on shoes. With walnut you can’t lose. All the young dudes, carry the news. Boogaloo sh…...oops got a little sidetracked. Anyhow, I stabilized the bark with CA glue, finish is shellac and wax (got a hazy spot I couldn’t seem to get rid of and didn’t feel like refinishing it just yet.). All the legs are haunched M&T and the hand carved braces are mortised into the legs and top about 3/4 inch deep. Also made the braces out of 2 plys of walnut, though I would use 3 if I did it again due to a bit of warping I got. Added some subtle curves to the legs that are a little hard to notice but sure took long enough! 60 hours or thereabouts, finishing included.

-- Squeek!

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#1 posted 09-07-2012 12:28 AM

Excellent bench…love the details : )

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#2 posted 09-07-2012 01:12 AM

Beautiful wood and very sturdy joinery. That looks built to last.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 09-07-2012 10:22 AM

beautiful work, you have raised the bar on benches with this project.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#4 posted 09-07-2012 10:50 AM

Beautiful and tastefully done.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 09-07-2012 09:04 PM

Very dainty. Those shoes have a lovely shelter.

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