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Project by philF posted 10-03-2007 12:28 AM 1939 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am just a beginner. This bench came from my head kind of ad-hoc. It’s for my Daughter. It made of Poplar.

-- Bored Feet

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#1 posted 10-03-2007 12:52 AM

It’s a nice little bench. I like the look of it. Now that you’ve built it, how do you like it? Is there anything you’d do differently or change? Does it work as intended?

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 10-03-2007 01:57 AM

Good looking piece, Phil! The buttons are a nice touch.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 10-03-2007 07:19 AM

You are off to a solid start. Your bench looks great, hope you Daughter enjoys using it and maybe even her Daughter or Son will use it in the future.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 10-03-2007 08:09 AM

Functional and attractive – what more can you ask?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#5 posted 10-03-2007 01:12 PM

this is SO cute!
great design; excellent purpose. A treasure

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#6 posted 10-03-2007 02:40 PM

KEWL! She’ll love it! You got lucky with the poplar as most of it has a green tint and is only suitable for painting. It’s still a good hardwood though. How do you intend on finishing this project?

-- Make Woodworking Great Again!

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#7 posted 10-03-2007 03:39 PM

Thanks Everyone,
Tom, I would hide the end grain that shows in the front part of the leg extension. Yes she uses it to brush her teeth and wash her hands.
Dadoo, Not sure what to finish it with, my wife likes paint but I am not so sure. I am looking for recommendations.

Thanks Again

-- Bored Feet

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#8 posted 10-04-2007 01:24 AM

Hi Phil,

Nice piece, I’d be proud to have it in my home.
I can only imagine how much your daughter loves it.
I’ll bet she has a few more projects in mind now…..........................

All the best

-- Informing & Inspiring Today’s Woodworkers:

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#9 posted 10-05-2007 02:53 PM

Why not let your daughter decide what to finish it with?

-- Make Woodworking Great Again!

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