Bench with Storage #2

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Project by IantheTinker posted 03-07-2018 02:34 AM 1407 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another bench with storage, built from 2×12’s and 1×6’s. I used thinner stock for the rails this time in order to maximize the inside width. The corners are again pegged with dowels, this time 2 different sizes per corner because they are what I had on hand. The lid on this bench is hinged, just some basic utility hinges and a couple of “I” screws with some hemp cord to keep the lid from flopping back. I put a 45 degree chamfer on the lip of the lid to provide a finger hold for lifting it. The lid is painted with another mis-tint from my local Ace Hardware, I bought a quart for $3. The rest is finished with boiled linseed oil and then a few coats of 50/50 clear Shellac and denatured alcohol.

Thanks for taking a look!

Again, the overall design is borrowed and modified from the homesteadcraftsman from YouTube.


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#1 posted 03-07-2018 03:09 AM

I like this bench a lot…..GREAT Job!!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#2 posted 03-07-2018 03:16 AM

Thank you, it is my wife’s favorite one so far and I had a great time making it.


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#3 posted 03-07-2018 11:17 AM

Another fine bench, Ian!

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#4 posted 03-07-2018 10:41 PM

Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

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