Trapezoid leg bench

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Project by DIYMontreal posted 05-14-2019 01:54 PM 1894 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve had these antique wooden solid core doors in my garage for some time now. They’ve been exposed to years of water damage so aren’t really salvageable. One day I noticed the outer veneer was peeling off so decided to cut up the door and plane it down. The inside turned out to be really beautiful butcher block made for a few different species. I milled up a few sections of the door that I glued up to form the bench.

As for the legs, I used regular construction grade 2 by 4s that I squared up using my planer. I then set my blade to 85 degrees to cut the angles for the legs that I assembled using screws, then concealed them with dowel plugs. I little black spray paint gives the legs the look of steel and a bit of an industrial look.

If you want more details on the build you can watch the video HERE

I also have free plans available if you’re interested!

-- DIY Montreal

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#1 posted 05-14-2019 03:26 PM

nice looking table. well done

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#2 posted 05-15-2019 06:05 AM

Beautiful table….non square shape and metal legs make prety damn good combination.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 06-07-2019 04:45 AM

Those legs do look like they are steel. Great job on the whole industrial look!

-- Christopher James:

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