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Project by Maxpowers posted 03-17-2016 07:52 PM 2063 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this bench as sort of a “as I have time” project. I had a chunk of maple sitting there asking to be made into something but I wasn’t sure what. I got the rough idea from a project I saw and it kinda evolved as I went along. I ended up giving it to my sister when she moved into her first apartment.

Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 03-17-2016 08:14 PM

Those legg-table joints looks fantastic.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 03-17-2016 08:24 PM

^ yes. I Really like the overall design. Simplicity, sturdy, nice wood grain and contrast. The butterfly is also very well done.

-- This is not the signature line you are looking for.

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#3 posted 03-17-2016 08:33 PM

Thanks! I messed up a bit on the leg joints. I made the dovetail a little sloppy so I had to do the old sliver of wood and sawdust to hide it

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#4 posted 03-17-2016 08:42 PM

Nice design. I’m stealing it :) My wife wants a step stool that can double as a bench/table for potted plants. It cannot have an additional step, but must be about 20” tall and sturdy enough to hold a person. That design works and I just found two places near my shop that sell live edge lumber. I’m sure I can find something of suitable size for this little project.

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#5 posted 03-17-2016 08:45 PM

Thanks bill. Go for it!

I just used Dutch oil for a finish. It seemed nice. First time using it

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#6 posted 03-17-2016 10:54 PM

Looks like a great little bench! I’m sure your sister enjoys it every day!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#7 posted 03-18-2016 12:14 AM

Mighty nice. “Messing up” the leg joints is a matter of perspective. Fixing things like that is woodworking.

-- Sam,

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#8 posted 03-18-2016 05:03 PM

Looks like a rock solid bench. Great job!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#9 posted 03-18-2016 08:23 PM

Thanks everyone!

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#10 posted 02-06-2019 12:31 PM

Your bench has won my wife ok, so I’m going to try and make her one! Thanks for posting this! Great job.

-- Diego Cassels

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