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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 396 days ago 1385 views 13 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw this on project on The Woodsmith Shop TV and just had to make one. Classic old design, added the slot for easy picking up. Made with red oak, painted flat black and top stained with mahagony Minwax gel stain. Love this old style of bench. This one is 38” long, the plan calls for 48”. Make the length whatever your space requires. The mortise and tenons on this are “dead on”and made on a table saw, no drilling required. The plans are free on their web site, check it out.

I plan to use this as a bench while putting my boots on. The wife likes it as a table for her plants. Not sure yet who will win (yeah right, I guess it’s hers)!

Bob. July 21, 2013

-- Bob A in NJ





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lew

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#1 posted 396 days ago

Nice bench, Bob, regardless of who gets to use it!!

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

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RibsBrisket4me

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#2 posted 396 days ago

I made one similar…..nice build!

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pinebox

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#3 posted 396 days ago

I remember seeing that show and thinking about building one. I like your version with the hole in it for moving it around. Nice job. Looks like you’ll have to make another for yourself.

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Hacksaw007

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#4 posted 396 days ago

Looks wonderful Bob, maybe do one with one of your fancy cutting board tops?

-Mike

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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Karson

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#5 posted 396 days ago

beautiful Bob, Basic Black with a great top makes a great piece.

I’ve heard it called a “One Board Table” When you only have one board that is so beautiful and you can’t make a big piece. You make a One Board top and make the rest black.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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matt garcia

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#6 posted 396 days ago

Love the color contrast, is the frame painted? This is a great design, and a nice look!! Great job BOB!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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amagineer

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#7 posted 396 days ago

You have to be proud of this bench, it is a classic. Did you use biscuits for putting the top together? I like the boot idea.
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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JoesBetterHalf

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#8 posted 396 days ago

This looks awesome. I’d love to make one of these.

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Dan'um Style

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#9 posted 396 days ago


This is very nice. Well done BUD

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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AngieO

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#10 posted 396 days ago

Love it! This is the bench I am making :)

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aussiedave

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#11 posted 395 days ago

Nice little bench it looks great….I like the idea of the slot in the middle for ease of picking it up.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Fishinbo

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#12 posted 393 days ago

Cool looking bench! Like the design and the colors and great joinery. Great idea on the slot for easy to carry. Great job!

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