Entry Bench

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Project by Rick posted 01-08-2016 05:37 PM 1862 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got the idea for this bench from the following site:

The only thing I did differently from that site is the top of the bench which I made from 2×4’s. Everything is pine. I purchased the legs from Osborne Wood. I’ve never really wanted to get into turning. I know it would be fun but I have so many tools as it is already and there’s not too many projects where I need something turned.

All joining faces are still glued even though I used the Kreg screws.

I painted the base in Sherwin Williams Canvas White. The top I treated with Minwax Conditioner first then 10 minutes later stained with General Finishes Candlelight oil stain.

I protected the base with minwax spray water based polycrylic. I protected the top with minwax spray poly.

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#1 posted 01-08-2016 06:41 PM

Love the pocket screws. I use the Kreg stuff all the time.

This is a nice project. Ya don good!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#2 posted 01-08-2016 07:37 PM

Nice looking bench. +1 for the Kreg pocket screws.

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 01-09-2016 04:39 AM

I normally don’t like pocket screws because of the holes, but your drill pattern looks like a work or art.

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#4 posted 01-09-2016 02:11 PM

Turned out really nicely Rick. Awesome job on the finishing aspet – looks pro level.

-- Steve

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#5 posted 01-09-2016 02:35 PM

Thanks for the kind words guys. I really appreciate it.

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#6 posted 01-09-2016 11:26 PM

Super nice build. Gr8 looking bench

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#7 posted 01-10-2016 03:51 PM

Great work, a real beauty….should serve you well.

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

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#8 posted 01-10-2016 03:54 PM

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#9 posted 01-11-2016 08:49 PM

Beautiful work Rick!

I’d love to feature this project on the Osborne blog and video center to share with our fans and customers! If you’re interested in being included on our blog please submit your project here:

Again, great work and thanks for choosing Osborne!!

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#10 posted 01-12-2016 03:16 PM

LaneT. I tried submitting it 3 times but it didn’t work.

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#11 posted 01-12-2016 03:24 PM

Hey Rick. The submission just went through. Sorry about the trouble you were having with the site. But thanks so much for sending your info and photos our way. I’ll be publishing the feature later this week. I’ll email you a link when it’s online.
Thanks again!

Lane N. Taylor.
Marketing Assistant

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