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Poplar and sapele entry bench

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Project by fo4life posted 02-06-2020 11:09 PM 663 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here it is. The construction and assembly came together quickly, but getting around to the finish work took a while. The main body of the bench is made of poplar and the top is sapele. Both have chamfering details to tie them together aesteticly. The box was finished with 3 coats of primer and 3 coats of white lacquer. The top recieved 3 coats of clear lacquer. The top is secured to the box with slotted blocks to accommodate movement.

Thanks for looking.

-- Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. -H.L. Mencken





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swirt

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#1 posted 02-07-2020 02:50 AM

Great looking bench. Nice work.

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fo4life

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#2 posted 02-07-2020 03:33 AM



Great looking bench. Nice work.

- swirt

Thanks!

-- Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. -H.L. Mencken

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#3 posted 02-07-2020 05:42 AM

Nice bench, what are the dimensions?

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fo4life

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#4 posted 02-07-2020 12:31 PM



Nice bench, what are the dimensions?

- therealSteveN

Thanks! The bench is 18” tall 30” wide and 16” deep.

-- Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. -H.L. Mencken

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JP4LSU

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#5 posted 02-07-2020 03:07 PM

Great job. I like the legs to add some depth to the face and side. I just completed a similar bench that I will post pics soon. My wife uses baskets in the cubby holes. I like the seating surface. Beautiful wood choice.
Thanks for sharing,
Jody

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fo4life

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#6 posted 02-07-2020 03:11 PM



Great job. I like the legs to add some depth to the face and side. I just completed a similar bench that I will post pics soon. My wife uses baskets in the cubby holes. I like the seating surface. Beautiful wood choice.
Thanks for sharing,
Jody

- JP4LSU

Thanks! The plan is to put baskets in the cubbies. Truth be told i screwed up. I thought the baskets we have were 12×12 so i sized the openings to allow for 12×12… i was wrong. They are larger than that and now i need to go get new baskets… Ha, such is life.

-- Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. -H.L. Mencken

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fo4life

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#7 posted 02-07-2020 03:13 PM

A picture of the bench in better light.

-- Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. -H.L. Mencken

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#8 posted 02-07-2020 03:19 PM

a very nice looking bench GREAT JOB :<))

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#9 posted 02-08-2020 06:09 PM

Looks great! I love the sapele! I have one that I made a few years ago that is similar – can’t beat a nice bench with a beautiful top!

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