LumberJocks

bench with drawers

  • Advertise with us
Project by pottz posted 04-04-2020 07:39 PM 791 views 0 times favorited 49 comments Add to Favorites Watch

part two of the bedroom redo,this slab of box elder is what was left making the floating night stands.total length is about 6 ft,15” wide 1-1/2” thick.bench height is 17”.base is made from cherry.the drawers are recycled from the old night stands.drawers are box jointed with cherry ply bottoms.the through tenons were turned on the lathe and wedged with wenge for a nice contrast.all legs are assembled using the domino.the finish is general finishes oil based gel topcoat satin,love this stuff,may become my new go to finish,sorry sam.3 coats for the base and 4 for the top.i was able to do this project in a couple weeks due to the slab already being done and the reused drawers.here are a few build pic’s,any questions or comments are welcome.and if anyone has some constructive suggestions please dont be afraid you will insult me this is how we learn and get better.i think many here are afraid to do that and only give the usual,thats beautiful,great job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.





49 comments so far

View TopamaxSurvivor's profile

TopamaxSurvivor

19115 posts in 4412 days


#1 posted 04-04-2020 08:04 PM

Nice work, pottz. Unique design. I’m voting for Top 3 ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

View LeeRoyMan's profile

LeeRoyMan

1067 posts in 463 days


#2 posted 04-04-2020 08:07 PM

Nice pottz,
I like how you got that square leg into a round hole…

-- I only know what I know, nothing less, nothing more -- That doesn't count what I used to know..

View pottz's profile

pottz

9490 posts in 1721 days


#3 posted 04-04-2020 08:13 PM



Nice work, pottz. Unique design. I m voting for Top 3 ;-)

- TopamaxSurvivor


thanks bob.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

View pottz's profile

pottz

9490 posts in 1721 days


#4 posted 04-04-2020 08:15 PM


Nice pottz,
I like how you got that square leg into a round hole…

- LeeRoyMan

same as when i was a kid never let things like that stop me,always trying to put the square peg in the round hole-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

View  woodshaver Tony C   's profile

woodshaver Tony C

7450 posts in 4089 days


#5 posted 04-04-2020 08:35 PM

Looks good Pottz! A neat idea and a unique design for sure!

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

View pottz's profile

pottz

9490 posts in 1721 days


#6 posted 04-04-2020 08:41 PM



Looks good Pottz! A neat idea and a unique design for sure!

- woodshaver Tony C


thank you my friend i appreciate it very much.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

View anthm27's profile

anthm27

1717 posts in 1847 days


#7 posted 04-04-2020 09:28 PM

Supurb Woodworking Pottz,
Very very nice.
supurb Joinery , love it. and love the design.
Nice one.
Regards
Anth

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

24557 posts in 3842 days


#8 posted 04-04-2020 09:44 PM

That is a real sturdy bench, Pottz..Nice work on it. I also love box elder !

cheers,,Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View pottz's profile

pottz

9490 posts in 1721 days


#9 posted 04-04-2020 10:18 PM



Supurb Woodworking Pottz,
Very very nice.
supurb Joinery , love it. and love the design.
Nice one.
Regards
Anth

- anthm27


thanks anth

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

View pottz's profile

pottz

9490 posts in 1721 days


#10 posted 04-04-2020 10:20 PM



That is a real sturdy bench, Pottz..Nice work on it. I also love box elder !

cheers,,Jim

- Jim Jakosh


thank jim.yeah i found that 8’ slab at my wood supplier so it was perfect size to make the two night stands and bench,almost zero waste.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

View recycle1943's profile

recycle1943

4292 posts in 2359 days


#11 posted 04-04-2020 10:36 PM

I can’t find anything to criticize about your bench so like it or not, you’re gonna have to settle for a compliment.
I really like your leg/hanger configuration but the more I look at it I don’t think the stepped up stretchers are so much support as they are out of the box thinking. At any rate – great design idea

-- 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

View pottz's profile

pottz

9490 posts in 1721 days


#12 posted 04-05-2020 12:02 AM



I can t find anything to criticize about your bench so like it or not, you re gonna have to settle for a compliment.
I really like your leg/hanger configuration but the more I look at it I don t think the stepped up stretchers are so much support as they are out of the box thinking. At any rate – great design idea

- recycle1943


thank you dick i wont argue with that.yeah this thing is way over done as is my usual build style,should easily support a 600lb man…and his 600lb wife-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

View LittleBlackDuck's profile (online now)

LittleBlackDuck

4482 posts in 1557 days


#13 posted 04-05-2020 12:20 AM

Way too cute there pottzy... bloody obvious you’re gonna be spending a lotta time in the bedroom during current lockdowns,

Just one simple question… how do you separate the 3 little tables?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

View pottz's profile

pottz

9490 posts in 1721 days


#14 posted 04-05-2020 12:26 AM

LMAO-a day without a duck is like a day without woodworking ;-)

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

View doubleDD's profile

doubleDD

9372 posts in 2780 days


#15 posted 04-05-2020 02:14 AM

It’s hard to find anything wrong with this 6 legged creature Pottz. Making the tenons look like screws, too cool.
Very different unique design.

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

showing 1 through 15 of 49 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com