Small Bench

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Project by Roger posted 12-23-2019 12:41 AM 643 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At 4’x2’x34”, with 2 21”x22”x6” drawers with overtravel slides, (I could almost take a nap in them), this is a small bench for the wifee’s paint room. She wanted a top to do some stuff on, with a little bit of storage. Again, not a “fine-woodworking” project, it came out better than I thought. Oh, also, a little bit o paint, some cherry stain and a couple o coats o poly as the finish. Made with 2×4’s, 3/4 and 1/2” plywoods, plenty of pocket screws and glue, and a box store counter top. All comments, good/bad/or ugly will be well received… I love that part… haha Thnx for checkin in. Like always, Keep those dust collectors fed, cuz they’re pretty hungry.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#1 posted 12-23-2019 12:46 AM

Great functional design and execution. Nice job.

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#2 posted 12-23-2019 12:59 AM

Good to see you posting again Roger! The Bench looks gr8! I love those big drawers!
I’m sure the wife will love having this to do her work on!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 12-23-2019 01:10 AM

I too am glad to see you dirtying up the shop again. Don’t worry about creating masterpieces, just keep building!
A merry Christmas and blessed new year to you and yours.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#4 posted 12-23-2019 01:12 AM

Looks like you’ll be on Santa’s “Good” list this year, Roger!

That’s a really nice table saw sled, too!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 12-23-2019 01:21 AM

Nice work Roger, very nice.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#6 posted 12-23-2019 01:37 AM

Lucky wife Roger! And just in time for Christmas too!! Wishing you both a Merry one :)

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#7 posted 12-23-2019 01:40 AM

Obviously ot will work for your wife. Good form and function. Always great to see a finished project; especially if it is your own. Great job, Roger.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#8 posted 12-23-2019 01:50 AM

Nice bench and I really like the joinery techniques

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#9 posted 12-23-2019 01:56 AM

That looks like a solid carcass and a very functional piece. Nicely done

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#10 posted 12-23-2019 02:28 AM

Nice….nice, nice, nice, nice, nice.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#11 posted 12-23-2019 03:51 AM

That bench will be very handy in the paint room Roger. If your wife doesn’t fill up those big drawers then you can start using them. Nice job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 12-23-2019 03:53 AM

Happy Spouse, Happy House, seems to have been met in accordance with the standard rules of satisfaction for marital bliss to continue.

IOW U done good. Nice job.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#13 posted 12-23-2019 05:25 AM

Beautiful shop project!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 12-23-2019 09:20 AM

Really nice build. Love the big drawers and the saw sled too. Great job and Merry Christmas

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#15 posted 12-23-2019 11:10 AM

Nice work Roger. This should earn you a years worth of brownie points. I like the construction methods you used. Very Sturdy, and yet reasonably quick to make. Perfect for a project like this.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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