Wife made me do it

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Project by restless posted 429 days ago 1258 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After working in a very small basement shop I have a 2 stall garage for a work shop. The whole time i was excited to finally build some heirloom quality furniture out of solid wood embracing the natural beauty of wood. Nope my wife has taken to the primitive look? so anything built needs to look old; painted?; and worn or raw. So much for heirloom so here is a simple bench of plywood without so much as a sanding awaiting her blue stars and PAINT. and stress techniques. Its solid anyways.

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#1 posted 429 days ago

I bet she really had to twist your arm too. lol Looks great.

-- An oak tree is just a nut that stood it's ground.

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#2 posted 429 days ago

I got tons of walnut waiting to be cut and sanded ;/

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#3 posted 428 days ago

Always good to practice on the cheap stuff so you will be ready when you start doing your heirlooms.

-- Life is good.

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#4 posted 428 days ago

That IS heirloom in my house!!!

What ever makes HER happy!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 428 days ago

Happy wife helps keep the wood shop going :-)

Good job

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#6 posted 428 days ago

”without so much as a sanding awaiting her blue stars and PAINT”

Dont forget to come back and show us the finished product.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#7 posted 428 days ago

whatever the boss wants the boss gets!!!

it looks great,nice work.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#8 posted 428 days ago

Got to do what you got to do. If mama is happy everybody is happy. Great job!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#9 posted 428 days ago

Yeaup, we all get you!

It is what is. Nice work bud!

-- Grant - S/N Dakota

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#10 posted 428 days ago

I like it that you left the scan tag on it. Think of it this way. While she’s rearranging the look of perfectly good plywood you can be cuttin and sandin your walnut. If you encourage her right it may take here a long time to finish it giving you more time in the shop.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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Chris Peroni

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#11 posted 428 days ago

my wife also loves to distress and paint wood- or more correctly loves for me to do this. I have painted a dozen beautiful windsor chairs, hiding all the fantastic woods used. But hey, like everyone said- if she likes it :) that’s what counts.

-- Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. -Plato

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#12 posted 428 days ago

Maybe the style will stick and it will be an heirloom? You can keep your fingers crossed ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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