Blue Bench

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Project by paulcanbuildthat posted 429 days ago 1088 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 429 days ago

Nice, simple design and functional. Good job Paul.

-- Harvey, Costa Rica,

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#2 posted 429 days ago

Very nicely done!

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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#3 posted 426 days ago

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

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#4 posted 426 days ago

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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