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Project by ILpodder posted 03-31-2022 07:49 PM 817 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this storage bench using quarter sawn white oak. The panels were made from quarter sawn white oak plywood (1/4”). I found the free plans on-line at: finewoodworking.com. I used the Kreg system to attach all the pieces. While the plans say that it is a weekend project, it took me somewhat longer than that. In fact, I actually built two of them. I didn’t want to waste the 1/2 sheet of plywood that was left over after completing the first one.

The stain is as close to Michael’s Cherry as I could get and followed that up with 4 coats of wipe on poly. We had plenty of blankets to store in the two storage benches, so it worked out well.

-- Marv, Illinois - "All those who wander are not lost" J.R.R.Tolkien





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#1 posted 03-31-2022 07:57 PM

Really excellent. I really appreciate that Quarter sawn white oak.

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#2 posted 03-31-2022 08:03 PM

Those look nice and they make wonderful chest in the bedrooms. For that mater they could be used for toy boxes for the grandkids.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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#3 posted 03-31-2022 09:41 PM

The rays show nice with the stain. Great job.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 03-31-2022 09:43 PM

Looks like a close “Michael’s” match. What stain did you use? (The closest I’ve come is using Minwax Red Oak with about 5% Minwax Gunstock. Nice project that will surely get a lot of use and oak never goes out of style. Gustav (Stickley) would be proud.

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#5 posted 04-01-2022 02:28 AM

Nice work, it came out great.

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

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ILpodder

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#6 posted 04-01-2022 12:54 PM



Looks like a close “Michael s” match. What stain did you use? (The closest I ve come is using Minwax Red Oak with about 5% Minwax Gunstock. Nice project that will surely get a lot of use and oak never goes out of style. Gustav (Stickley) would be proud.

- dustysawyer

I friend got me a quart of stain from a furniture repairer who would mix up his own stuff. Unfortunately, he has since retired. :(

Thanks for the positive comment.

-- Marv, Illinois - "All those who wander are not lost" J.R.R.Tolkien

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#7 posted 04-01-2022 12:54 PM

That looks great, nice work! – can i ask where you sourced your QSWO ply if it wasn’t local? I’m gearing up for a sideboard project (probably an interpretation of a Harvey Ellis) and would love to use something like that for the panels.

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ILpodder

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#8 posted 04-02-2022 02:35 AM



That looks great, nice work! – can i ask where you sourced your QSWO ply if it wasn t local? I m gearing up for a sideboard project (probably an interpretation of a Harvey Ellis) and would love to use something like that for the panels.

- DanHalka

I was able to get the QSWO ply at Owl Lumber in Oak Lawn, IL. About a 40 minute ride so yes, I got it locally.

-- Marv, Illinois - "All those who wander are not lost" J.R.R.Tolkien

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