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Project by eric122 posted 04-30-2014 04:06 PM 1161 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

here is my newest project a Santa Fe style bench made of pine the first pic is before i finished it
2nd pic is with 2 coats of golden pecan stain
3rd shows the name plate for the habitat family in Trumansburg NY i made it for there new house.
this was a fun cheap project to build this is a honor to give back to new habitat home owners sense me and my wife are habitat home owners in cortland ny.

and i am continuing to make furniture for new habitat owners as there houses are built. i still have on my to do list a youth desk and chair set to make for a another habitat family in trumansburg ny.

finally feels good to have a shop now a 10×12 shed now i just have to start build up the tools i want in a few yrs i,m building a 14×12 mini garage to use as my shop. hope you all enjoy this

leave your comments have a great day

-- eric underwood

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#1 posted 04-30-2014 05:50 PM

Being a New Mexico expatriate, I like the details on your “banco.”

A word of advice: Build your shop twice as big as you think you need. I am serious. I went from a 12×24 size shop to 15×33 and I was foolish to make it so small. I have room for all my machines, but very little space otherwise to move around in and have a table just dedicated for assembly, glue-up, or finishing.

A two-car garage size is looking pretty good to me right now. 24×24 or bigger. I would map out my machines on graph paper and decide on the shape to build. A long narrow space, or a square space. Wall space is important, but if you make the space too narrow, you may not be able to have a machine on each opposing wall because there would be no room to walk.

Think this through before building an arbitrary shape.

Hope this helps.

-- --Dale Page

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Gene Howe

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#2 posted 04-30-2014 06:00 PM

Very nice design and well executed.

Ditto Dale’s shop space advice!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 05-01-2014 06:11 PM

Very Nice Design & Workmanship!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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