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Project by Tabletop posted 05-21-2016 07:15 AM 1322 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife never gets anything I build, y’all know how that goes. She’s not a paying customer lol. I surprised her with this window seat. It’s 6 1/2 feet long. Top is made from oak barn wood, from her fathers barn. I left a lot of the “character” marks in it and stained with a blend of dark walnut and red mahogany. Finished with three coat of lacquer. The cabinet is 1/2 ply with poplar face frames. Face frames are put together with pocket screws. The arches were cut at the band saw. The arms are scrap pieces of 8/4 white oak that I had. I drew out design and cut arm rest on band saw. Arms rest sits on the two legs which are held together with dowels. Arm rest is fastened to legs with screws with are are hidden by square walnut pegs. The cabinet sits on two barn wood boards that are attached to the legs. One acts as a toe kick and the back one is just for support. You will notice cabinet is not pained. After 23 years of marriage I knew better. Haha! I wouldn’t have picked the right color! She loves it and is currently trying to decide on a color.

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#1 posted 05-21-2016 11:20 AM

Very good design. I really like the wood stain in the old barn board and the arms. Nice arm design looks like it holds the whole case up. Your consultant will be enjoying this and will compliment you. A coffee and donut spot in my mind with book or magazine.

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#2 posted 05-21-2016 11:36 AM

Thank you oldguy2. I think I’ll join you for the donut. I set the toe kick back a little further than usual, trying for that very look you mention. It looks like the ends are all that hold it off the floor.

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#3 posted 05-21-2016 04:03 PM

That’s a real handsome piece. I bet it holds some special meaning for your wife.

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#4 posted 05-23-2016 11:21 AM

I love this! I wish that you had some better pictures, so I could enjoy it more, but I think it looks fantastic!

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#5 posted 05-23-2016 10:54 PM

Thanks Logan. When my wife paints it I’ll post more pictures. I looked at your projects, great tables. Do you do metal work as well?

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