Custom Indoor Bench Project

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Project by Patrick posted 11-18-2009 11:10 PM 5300 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Custom made Bench – this project was completed in Dec 2008 a perfect Christmas Gift.

Wood Used: White Pine
White pine is a soft wood with a close, even and uniform grain texture. It is light in weight but very strong. Its color is pale, light yellow.
Finish Used:
MinWax Red Mahogany and Black Stain over the top.

This fine and valuable North American wood is known in the United States as “white pine”, and in England as “yellow pine”. It is unsurpassed for joinery where a hard wood is not necessary; and, accordingly, it is of all woods the best for the amateur joiner to commence practice with. It can be easily procured of any required dimensions, perfectly straight-grained, and free from knots or other imperfections; and the finest quality, known as “brights”, should be selected.

-- Patrick - DCFB

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#1 posted 11-18-2009 11:31 PM

So tell us a little more. What kind of wood is it? Is it paint or dark stain or black lacquer? Are those real or faux panels?
Nice job. I like the looks and the baskets are a lot more functional than drawers!

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!

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#2 posted 11-18-2009 11:40 PM

nice but I agree with lobro4, we need more details

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#3 posted 11-19-2009 12:16 AM

Nice looking bench!

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#4 posted 11-19-2009 01:43 AM

Come on, brag just a little and tell us about it. PLEASE?

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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#5 posted 11-19-2009 02:21 AM

Looks great!

-- Jess

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#6 posted 11-19-2009 05:53 AM

Wow, tht really looks nice, even before you had the finish on it.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#7 posted 11-19-2009 03:41 PM

Nice job on the bench.

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#8 posted 12-08-2019 02:58 AM

Hey Patrick,
Lets get some newer projects posted here…. But I do like that black bench you made for your sweetie…
Mike Erstad

-- Mike

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