First Shoe bench

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Project by UKTony posted 01-15-2013 09:32 AM 2167 views 32 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my first attempt at something like this. I put in the storage under the lid so i might be able to once and a while find a hat or gloves :)

I havent put a finish on it yet as its soooo bloomin cold here I couldnt stand it anymore. Its made of pine so we will probably just paint it.

Pretty happy with it really.

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#1 posted 01-15-2013 11:43 AM

I like the idea, thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 01-15-2013 12:13 PM

Welcome to LJ’s

Nice job

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#3 posted 01-15-2013 01:44 PM

That’s a really good idea

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#4 posted 01-15-2013 02:40 PM

I like this idea for a project. Can you send a picture of the top drawer? What are you storing there?

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#5 posted 01-15-2013 03:40 PM

Great idea. Planning to build one of these and gathering all the ideas. Good job and I agree, too darn cold in the garage so I run and dash into the house to get warmed up for the next 30 minutes.

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#6 posted 01-15-2013 04:01 PM

Cool design and a good build.

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#7 posted 01-15-2013 04:06 PM

Nice, I put hats, gloves and scarves in the top of the one I made. Mine is an oak top on pine/frame. I finished it in a dark stain to go with the colors in the room.

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#8 posted 01-15-2013 04:26 PM

Good job! My preference has all ways been to stain wood and never paint it because I like the nature of the wood come through. Painting can sometimes hide the joinery too. Your call but I would like to see stained. Side panels looks interesting. I know what you mean about the cold. It is freezing here in Phoenix, Arizona !!!!

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#9 posted 01-15-2013 04:57 PM

Very nice. I made something similar. Unfortunately even with this bench and storage, you will still NOT be able to find your hat or gloves.

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#10 posted 01-15-2013 07:02 PM

Really like this. great design, would make a super upgrade to the one I made.

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#11 posted 01-15-2013 07:16 PM

Nicely done.

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#12 posted 01-15-2013 07:44 PM

Nice bench! I like the storage on top.
You can get decent results with stain if you use a wood conditioner first. A gel stain would be better too.

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#13 posted 01-15-2013 09:35 PM

Love it. Inspired me to get a move on mine.

Where did you get the plans, or did you work them up yourself?

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#14 posted 01-16-2013 12:13 AM

gotta add this to my to try list, nice job

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#15 posted 01-16-2013 04:05 AM

Thanks for all the comments :) I didn’t have plans, just made it as I went really…. I will take everyone’s advice and go the stain route… I started messing around with woodworking about 4 months ago so any help or advice would be most welcome :)

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