Wife made me do it

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Project by restless posted 02-16-2013 04:15 AM 1516 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 02-16-2013 04:21 AM

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 02-16-2013 05:10 AM

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

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#3 posted 02-16-2013 12:30 PM

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 02-16-2013 01:00 PM

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 procrastination a bad thing?

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#5 posted 02-16-2013 01:51 PM

Happy wife helps keep the wood shop going :-)

Good job

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

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#6 posted 02-16-2013 01:55 PM

”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 02-16-2013 02:05 PM

whatever the boss wants the boss gets!!!

it looks great,nice work.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#8 posted 02-16-2013 03:08 PM

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 02-16-2013 03:24 PM

Yeaup, we all get you!

It is what is. Nice work bud!

-- Grant - S/N Dakota

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#10 posted 02-16-2013 05:48 PM

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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#11 posted 02-16-2013 10:58 PM

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 02-17-2013 02:16 AM

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

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

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