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Project by Bricofleur posted 09-21-2012 03:09 PM 2659 views 15 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are two country kitchen benches I just built. Lids up offer great storage. On the last photo you can see the two country kitchen credenzas I recently built and posted on LJ. They were fun to build and they are quite handy. I used glued-up birch and the finish is three coats of wipe-on poly (I really like that stuff).

See all construction details and photos from this page of my blog.

Thanks for looking.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com





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Diggerjacks

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#1 posted 09-21-2012 05:47 PM

Hello Serge

Another nicely project

Do you have enough place to put all your creations in your house ?

A nicely explication for how to do it in your blog

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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woodrookieII

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#2 posted 09-21-2012 07:03 PM

5 board benches are the most utilitarian and you’ve done a fine job on these especially with the hidden compartment.

....rookieII

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Fishinbo

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#3 posted 09-21-2012 09:39 PM

Excellent idea with the storage. One can never have enough storage in the house.

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Roger

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#4 posted 09-22-2012 01:13 AM

Very nice Serge. If you get a piano, one o these will be a gr8 seat fer it also. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#5 posted 09-22-2012 12:09 PM

Nice looking & really well conceived & concealed storage.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 09-22-2012 02:08 PM

Very nice looking and useful benches , Serge : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Kookaburra

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#7 posted 09-22-2012 02:44 PM

Nice design and nicely done. The storage would be especially handy on kitchen benches – place mats and table clothes right there ready to use. I would not mind one of these for my mud room either – stocked with a few towels for wet dog days.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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Mark Shymanski

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#8 posted 09-22-2012 03:07 PM

Nicely done and an inspiration for storage and seating solution for our back door.

-- "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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Bricofleur

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#9 posted 09-22-2012 04:26 PM

Thanks, guys.

@Roger: You rememdered me that we had such piano bench at home when I was a kid. My father built it. Tons of partitions were stored in that bench! Thanks for the reminder.

Best,

Serge

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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Ben Simms

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#10 posted 09-24-2012 01:40 PM

you make some fantastic stuff! I love this bench.

-- I played with Legos as a kid and I never had the part I thought I needed, so I learned to improvise. Now I'm an engineer with a woodworking hobby.

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Mauricio

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#11 posted 09-26-2012 03:39 PM

A very simple and elegant design. Great job!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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MonteCristo

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#12 posted 09-28-2012 11:08 PM

Good looking and very useful bench, especially for those with limited space.

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

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mafe

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#13 posted 10-05-2012 04:02 PM

Nice work Serge, looks like a wonderful place to eat.
And then you can hide food for later… Smiles.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Bricofleur

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#14 posted 10-05-2012 08:32 PM

Thanks, guys.

@Mads, I never thought about hiding food for later. Good idea (think cookies!)

@DiggerJack. Since my house is quite high, I do have enough room to stack my projects.

@MonteCristo. You’re right, the set is great in my limited space.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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mafe

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#15 posted 10-05-2012 08:49 PM

Smiles.
Have a wonderful weekend.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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