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Project by JeremyMorgan posted 434 days ago 1045 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project that was completed this past winter. It was my biggest woodworking undertaking to date an the first project to require an extended period of time to complete. There were a lot of first for me, first panel glue-ups, cope/stick doors, cabinet case work, face frames….etc. The bench that was there stuck out too far and collected dust under it. We decided it would be nice to utilize that space for storage….of something other than dust bunnies.

The two drawers in the center are on full extension slides and are sized to work as lateral filing cabinet drawers. The cabinets on the end don’t hold much since they are triangular, but they do provide a place to stash random items that end up in the living room.

The case is knotty alder plywood with knotty alder face frames. Doors are knotty alder with spalted maple plywood panels. The cabinet tops are spalted maple.

I have pictures of the entire process on my blogger page.

-- Jeremy Morgan, CO Front Range, http://lifeonwallst.blogspot.com/





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 434 days ago

What a lovely and useful window seat… you used your head on that one.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Oldtool

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#2 posted 433 days ago

Super nice window bench & storage unit, great work. Nice mix of woods, great looking piece. Something to be proud of.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 433 days ago

Very nicely done, Jeremy. It turned out great.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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BuzzBate

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#4 posted 433 days ago

The before and after pictures are significant. Great upgrade.

-- "Drill as many holes as you want. We have plenty of putty."

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JeremyMorgan

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#5 posted 433 days ago

Aside from being kinda awkward and ugly…the final straw for the old bench was when the cat peed on it.

-- Jeremy Morgan, CO Front Range, http://lifeonwallst.blogspot.com/

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BigRedKnothead

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#6 posted 433 days ago

Well thought-out design. Looks comfy.

-- Red -- "There's nothin' in the world so sad as talking to a man, who never knew his life was his for making." Ray LamMontagne

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LoganN

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#7 posted 430 days ago

Nice job! it looks great and is functional!

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 429 days ago

Smart idea and design on the built-in, very practical and functional. Love the additional storage. Great job!

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