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Project by dirtbagchaser posted 02-05-2014 06:48 AM 1396 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

two day project with some simple joinery, raised panels and faux through tenons. Finished off with coat of white with dry brushed gray and light blue then distressed by sanding. Was a fun project that looks great in my dining room. Made it to put the pile of shoes in that normally sit by the back door! All made from nominal yellow pine, no machine planing all planed by hand. Raised panels done o. Table saw jig and joiner was done with doubled biscuits. Enjoy!

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#1 posted 02-05-2014 07:19 AM

Two days, really? That is lightning fast! Good job.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#2 posted 02-05-2014 09:11 AM

Wow, you work a great deal faster than I do and produce a much nicer product is less time. My hat is off to you – well done.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#3 posted 02-05-2014 12:20 PM

Beautiful job Speedy! Thats would be at least a week or more for me. Love the side arms.. can you tell more about how you made those? Looks like thick pine. Did you use 1×10 boards glued together? The finish is awesome!
I am refinishing an old buffet for our front foyer now. Have wanted to build and accent piece like this to go with it…
Thanks for posting it

-- David, Norwood Mass,

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#4 posted 02-05-2014 02:46 PM

Very nice & quick!
Just a side note, I made something similar but even with all of the space, the shoes still end up in a pile on the side of the bench.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#5 posted 02-05-2014 03:44 PM

Great job.

-- 731 - Just because it doesn't kill you, doesn't mean it didn't try to...

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#6 posted 02-05-2014 10:31 PM

Jut in Case You’d like to have this.

I thought I’d Posted this earlier but it’s gone. Maybe I forgot to Hit “Post” OR …. Maybe someone “Flagged’ it???

YES? .... NO?

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#7 posted 02-05-2014 11:22 PM

Very nice hall tree, great build. I like the antique / worn finish.

-- "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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#8 posted 02-06-2014 05:29 AM

Nice rustic look.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 02-06-2014 04:01 PM

Framework, rails and stiles made from 2×4 material. Corbels and front legs were cut on bandsaw from 2×6 material. Panels, shelf and lid all made from 1×6 or 1×8. Using pine kept the cost down. Joinery was simple using the thicker lumber. There are some hidden 3 inch screws in the front legs behind the faux through tenons. Made it stronger and easier to assemble. With the curvature of the front leg a small stub has to be added to the back leg to join the chair arm. Everything was then matched up using flat sole spoke shave. Thanks for all the great comments!!

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#10 posted 02-10-2014 03:42 PM

It’s beautiful, great design and like the vintage and distressed look. It complements the lovely home. Great job!

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#11 posted 02-14-2014 05:26 AM

Very well done! I like the look, and my wife would love it. I plan on doing something similar, but I think I’ll line it with Cedar… some of the people in my house have some stanky feet!

-- W. Muse, Maui Hawaii

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