High Back Hall Bench

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Project by Thepps posted 02-20-2010 05:41 PM 35585 views 19 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first commission project for a long time now. Constructed out of Red Oak, it stands about 6’ tall and 3’ wide. This project came out of Woodsmith #172. The back is removable so the bench can be used by itself. The hooks on the back are used to hang coats. Stained with Dark Walnut oil stain and finished with 4 coats of water based poly. This project came out pretty nice and it was a fun project to build.
Thanks for looking.

-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL

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#1 posted 02-20-2010 06:00 PM

That is very nice. Great job!

-- Magnolia, Texas

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#2 posted 02-20-2010 06:05 PM

Very nice results!

Forgive me for asking, as I have not seen this plan, but how is the back attached to the bench in order to be removed? I can think of multiple ways to do this, but how is this one done? Thanks.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#3 posted 02-20-2010 06:16 PM

Look good. You aught to get some good use out of that.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#4 posted 02-20-2010 06:19 PM

Very nice. I’ve been looking for plans for something like this. Thanks for posting the reference number!

-- Good energy perpetuates good energy!

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Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 02-20-2010 06:22 PM

Excellent Craftsmanship!!! That one beautiful bench! Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 02-20-2010 06:52 PM

There are a total of 5 bolts that hold the top to the base. They all screw into threaded inserts. There are two visible bolts going down from the curved brackets to the bench. There are three hidden bolts going up from the bench to the back.

-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL

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#7 posted 02-20-2010 08:17 PM

Very nice work. Beautiful bench

-- Jeff, Laguna Hills CA

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#8 posted 02-20-2010 09:59 PM

Great job. Looks old world. Very pleasant to look at.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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Dan Hux

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#9 posted 02-20-2010 11:17 PM

very nice..great work

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#10 posted 02-20-2010 11:41 PM

Quite lovely.

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#11 posted 02-21-2010 05:01 AM

Great looking bench. You did a very nice job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 02-21-2010 12:39 PM

What a beautilful piece of work, Great job.

-- Bert, Maryland

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#13 posted 01-27-2011 11:09 AM

very nice…..well you did it to me again… if my wife see this I’ll have to make her one :-)

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#14 posted 07-11-2013 01:04 PM

After seeing this post, I decided to build this bench for myself. Found the plans on-line and modified them to suit my ongoing living room Craftsman built-in efforts. I used HD pine to save $ as I’m going to paint. Construction was rather simple and attaching it to the wall/floor simplified/eliminated the fussy fastening system. The total cost was under $100 and it provides quite a bit of storage. Many thanks to Thepps for posting this inspiring project!

-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."

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#15 posted 07-11-2013 01:54 PM

This is a very knice bench and it looks very good in that corner.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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