Bench/ shoe rack

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Project by Valpoww posted 01-09-2013 01:35 PM 8132 views 32 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is to be put by our front door. Made of scrap wood from around the shop. Mostly oak. top is made of poplar and the small rail is pine. Ended up painting it because that’s what my wife wanted.

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#1 posted 01-09-2013 01:44 PM

Very nice. I have been planning to build something like this, so I hope you don’t mind if I put it in my “Favorites” for future reference.

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....

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#2 posted 01-09-2013 02:21 PM

It’s always good to keep the wife happy.

Looks like a great job.

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

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#3 posted 01-09-2013 02:21 PM

Forgot, welcome to LJ’s

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

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#4 posted 01-09-2013 02:44 PM

Wow, that’s a beautiful, and very functional piece. I’m gonna have to favorite this and build one for myself!

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#5 posted 01-09-2013 03:52 PM

Great idea! Ditto! My wife has been asking for this too. Planning to incorporate your idea here into a hall tree.

-- From Plastics to Wood

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#6 posted 01-09-2013 05:09 PM

Very nice!
I like the seat on top of a shoe rack idea. Consider it “borrowed”. ;-p

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#7 posted 01-09-2013 05:12 PM

Nice idea. My wife would probably like something like this. Thanks for sharing.

-- Chris, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

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#8 posted 01-09-2013 05:29 PM

Great design,well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 01-09-2013 08:19 PM

Nice Bench
Good design

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#10 posted 01-09-2013 08:24 PM

That could be put to use in my house today. Thanks for sharing!

-- Jim,

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#11 posted 01-09-2013 09:53 PM

Super nice and a good idea to boot. Well done.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#12 posted 01-09-2013 09:55 PM

It has a double purpose! Brilliant idea!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#13 posted 01-09-2013 10:23 PM

Great idea.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#14 posted 01-10-2013 05:13 PM

Love it!

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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#15 posted 01-11-2013 01:05 PM

I just finished a bench myself, love your design. Seems we woodworkers have a thing about painting our projects, but if that is what the wife wants….....been there, done that…lol

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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