shoe bench

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Project by RoccoD posted 01-27-2021 08:00 PM 515 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, my wife and I are getting older and can’t seem to easily put our shoes on. So I decided it would be better putting our shoes on from the sitting position. My friend shinju gave me two pieces of black walnut. With the wood in hand I went about the task of drawing out a bench that would utilize most of the wood. This is what I came up with. The bench is 15” high, 34” long and 18” wide. The slats are 1”X 1” and the connector blocks used to join the sides with the top and the bottoms are 1”X 1” X 2”. Big shout out to my very talented fellow woodworker Shinju for the wood donation.

-- Rocco D, Vermont

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#1 posted 01-27-2021 09:37 PM

Decent use of Walnut, hope there were some scraps left to make some Pens:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 01-27-2021 10:24 PM

Looking good

-- enjoy, be well and enjoy life with all around you

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#3 posted 01-27-2021 10:39 PM

haven’t started pens yet, but have scraps for it . Just need the time

-- Rocco D, Vermont

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#4 posted 01-27-2021 11:31 PM

great looking bench and ive got the same issue,getting old-lol.

-- 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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#5 posted 01-28-2021 12:53 AM

Great looking bench. Excellent job. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#6 posted 01-28-2021 01:21 AM

That came out great.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#7 posted 01-28-2021 07:22 AM

Nice bench. I’d probably flip the order around, and lift my foot onto the bench, so the lean OVER wasn’t so far away.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#8 posted 01-28-2021 11:39 AM

Well done. I like the design

-- Petey

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#9 posted 01-28-2021 02:21 PM

Great aesthetic – not the familiar solid top. Cool & innovative.

Thx for sharing

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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