Blue Bench

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Project by paulcanbuildthat posted 06-24-2013 01:23 PM 1784 views 8 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bench I built for our utility room. It was designed as a place to take off your shoes after you come inside. The slats at the bottom let air up through a vent below the bench. This helps dry wet shoes and boots in the wintertime.

This bench was made from poplar and the seat is 8/4 thick. I jointed the edges and glued it up from three boards (actually one long board cut into segments). The legs are made from two boards also glued together to approximately 3″ square. The legs are mortised into the underside of the seat. There is a cross bar between the legs on each side for stability and slats running between those two cross bars (laying on top of them).

Laura put a nice blue stain on it for a unique look.

You can see additional details here.

Thanks for looking!

-- Paul, amateur woodworker,

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#1 posted 06-24-2013 11:08 PM

Nice, simple design and functional. Good job Paul.

-- Harvey, Costa Rica,

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#2 posted 06-25-2013 12:15 AM

Very nicely done!

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#3 posted 06-27-2013 02:37 PM

Simple design but well crafted. A great and functional build for the house. Great job!

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#4 posted 06-27-2013 02:39 PM

This is a nice practical project and you did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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