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Maple Entry Way Inset Bench

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Project by twokidsnosleep posted 05-06-2020 04:37 PM 455 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A big house project crossed of the honey do list made during this pandemic isolation. A live edge ‘big leaf’ maple bench for the inset at the front door. Hunted for a good top and like this one but it is small. So added a maple ‘pillow edge’ to the back where she can put pillows. It is far from perfect…I would like the top to be about 6“ wider, the back drywall bows out like crazy in the middle and right side so battled gaps present on the back board, the lacquer finish was a bear to get smooth and the first stuff I tried was off somehow and gummed up fast then didn’t set fully. Once I switched it was better. I made a support system below as the wall studs were poorly aligned for support, stained everything to match the house. Bean the cat is inspecting the dry fit. It was a fun project and very challenging

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"





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#1 posted 05-07-2020 12:29 AM

thats a beautiful bench i love big leaf maple.have tried wipe on finishes,ive used the maloof poly oil blend for years but after trying general finishes wipe on’s they be my new go to finish.cant get any easier and the finish comes out perfect.nice work two kids.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 05-07-2020 02:53 AM

I like it. Beautiful wood and an interesting base solution.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#3 posted 05-14-2020 06:49 PM



I like it. Beautiful wood and an interesting base solution.

- swirt

Thank you
My sister in law has a ‘floating’ entryway bench..that ain’t floating it is sinking!
When you go over, you are not supposed to sit, touch or look at it sideways as it is moving and marring the walls when it does.
Thus, I wanted a rock solid frame for our bench so you could jump up and down on the darn thing

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#4 posted 05-14-2020 06:49 PM



thats a beautiful bench i love big leaf maple.have tried wipe on finishes,ive used the maloof poly oil blend for years but after trying general finishes wipe on s they be my new go to finish.cant get any easier and the finish comes out perfect.nice work two kids.

- pottz

Thank you,
I will keep my eyes out for your varnish suggestion

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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