Deacon Bench Oak with Walnut Inlay

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Project by Dusty posted 12-23-2007 05:29 PM 3627 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to build a simple bench that I could set at the end of my bed so when I changed cloths I could sit down.

I found a plan and modified it to fit my needs, size and style requirements.

I did a walnut inlay so it would go match the other bedroom pieces shown here.

I covered the seat in leather.

I never really liked this bench nor its style. It seemed to big and out of place in the spare bedroom.

I gave it to my sister and she uses it in a entry way in here porch.

Some projects just don’t work out I guess.

Oh well.

That is why they call it woodworking.

Rebuild it if you don’t like it.

I found a replacement, I preferred.

-- Dusty

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#1 posted 12-23-2007 07:29 PM

Looks good to me Dusty – I’d take your castoffs anytime!

The third picture has a shelf on the bottom – were you originally planning on a drawer?

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#2 posted 12-23-2007 07:34 PM


Thank you for the comments.

No.I wanted a place to set things like my slippers and such on.

More important I found that the seat was much more sturdy with this addition of the “shelf”.

It was considerable so so when this feature was added.

I also built it so if I grew tired of it or didn’t want to have it at a later date I could easily remove it.

-- Dusty

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#3 posted 12-23-2007 09:28 PM

Sounds well thought out. Thanks Dusty. Looking forward to more of your posts.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#4 posted 12-23-2007 10:18 PM

Looks good, Dusty.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 12-23-2007 10:48 PM

Wonderful as always Dusty.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#6 posted 12-23-2007 10:55 PM

sweet work …

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 12-23-2007 11:38 PM

Another great project Dusty. Good job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#8 posted 12-24-2007 04:59 AM


Thanks for the nice comments.

I find it really interesting how not others view or see various pieces of future threw there own eyes.

One of the many lessons I have learned is my own tastes or preferences have little to do with what others find tasteful or likable.

This was a important lesson to learn and remember when I was doing woodworking full time.

Things I never would of guessed would see in a million years I couldn’t keep in stock Vise versa I built what I thought was one of the most beautiful armories that was high end that never did sell. I ended up placing it on my home for a long period before it sold.

And even then it was below my cost.

Go figure!

-- Dusty

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#9 posted 06-15-2008 04:57 AM

Very nicely done.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#10 posted 03-22-2011 11:26 PM

Dusty I read your suggestion for finishing white oak. (
You refer to yellow dye – what exactly is this?
I’ve looked thru your projects and I didn’t see anything that said white oak.
I’m looking for a light, not dark, finish

-- It's easy when you know how - but that's the hard part. Ontario, Canada

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