Walnut Shaker Style Bench

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Project by jackmoony posted 570 days ago 1958 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made and designed this bench for my father for Christmas. It is 4.5’ bench made of walnut designed to sit in the front of my parent’s bed. The finish is Waterlox original with a few coats of wipe on poly.

This is my first time working entirely in walnut. I really enjoyed it. I love the grain pattern of the top, and the the color is wonderful. I did make a last minute change in the plans. I was planning on sanding the tenons from the legs flush with the top, but really liked the 1/4” protrusions and decided to keep them.

For those interested here is my sketchup plan.

-- Chris

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#1 posted 570 days ago

I like it ,nice work.

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#2 posted 570 days ago

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 570 days ago

Got to love Walnut ! Very nice project : )

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

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#4 posted 570 days ago

Beautiful wood and finish, plus that looks like some excellent joinery

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 170 days ago

Well Done

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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