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Project by Benomatic posted 2238 days ago 732 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Erica wanted some furniture she saw at Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel – so I looked at the magazine pics and came up with the following: 2 night stands, a bookshelf, 2 picture shelves, and a couch table – they are all fairly simple projects utilizing pocket screws and biscuts for the joinery. A simple paint (That she picked out) along with a finishing wax makes these projects look as nice as the ones in the pictures.

-- Erica - I'll be out in the Man Cave - Bring me some meatloaf!





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lew

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#1 posted 2238 days ago

Great looking projects!

I like your stands. They remind me of Shaker furniture.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 2237 days ago

very nice!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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ND2ELK

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#3 posted 2237 days ago

You did a great job on these pieces. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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FlWoodRat

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#4 posted 2237 days ago

Nice looking projects Ben. I’d better not let my daughter in law see them, my ‘to do’ list is already too long.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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Taigert

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#5 posted 2237 days ago

Ben,
I think Erica will be much happier with what you built her, than what she would have gotten in the store.
Nice work.
You gotta keep Momma happy!

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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SawdustMill

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#6 posted 2237 days ago

What wood did you use to build them ? How did the final dollar cost compare with the retail versions ?

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Benomatic

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#7 posted 2236 days ago

Sawdust Mill – I added up the three $$ amounts from the Mags and the total came to just over a grand ($1,000) and I built these for just under 300 bucks – popular wood on all three w/ a piece of plywood (can’t remember the type) but thats a great savings.

-- Erica - I'll be out in the Man Cave - Bring me some meatloaf!

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SawdustMill

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#8 posted 2235 days ago

And much more durable no doubt :) Thanks for the info !

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jeanmarc

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#9 posted 2228 days ago

You did a great job on these pieces

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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motthunter

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#10 posted 2228 days ago

looks great

-- making sawdust....

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