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Porch Bench ~ Another use for recycled lumber!

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Project by TheeWoodShed posted 119 days ago 786 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun project. A local store owner called me, knowing I was a woodworker and said she had some damaged headboards, foot boards and bed rails. Different sizes etc. This Porch Bench was made from a queen sized head board and a full sized foot board. Took them apart and fixed the damaged areas and added wood for strength.

Then I made a deal with the client who purchased it. Since a lot of clients want different colors etc for the projects I told her she could come to the shop and painted it herself. She was onboard and she and her husband came over and we had great conversation while she painted her bench!

Pic 1: finished painted bench.
Pic 2: fitting the seat boards (made from rails that were already stained).
Pic 3: My boss sitting with the couple who purchased the bench!

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."





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Woodbridge

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#1 posted 119 days ago

The bench looks great. It wonderful that you found a new use for those damaged head boards and foot boards.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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JerryS

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#2 posted 119 days ago

Great project and some nice use of recycled head boards .

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 119 days ago

Great work very clean lines.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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SCOTSMAN

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#4 posted 118 days ago

Is that in your kitchen ?As I would say it is a perfect design for a kitchen table.Very nice it is too, Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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TheeWoodShed

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#5 posted 118 days ago

Scotsman, no…. tho it could fit in a country kitchen. But the couple that bought it put it in their porch. They have a nice surround in the porch so they spend evenings there. It will get great use for years to come!

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 113 days ago

Great looking bench, like the use of old reclaimed woods. Great build and paint work, it will last for many more years to be enjoyed.

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