Hallway Shoe Bench

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Project by TechRedneck posted 06-19-2011 04:55 AM 2204 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mom had a request (who could refuse) she wanted a little bench for her hallway where she can set shopping bags or change her shoes. Dad sent the dimensions and I searched LJ’s for some inspiration. I found a bench that fellow LJ Chris Cunanan posted. I liked the lines of the Asian bench and just glued up some boards and got to work.

The bench is made from Ash. The legs are three 3/4 boards planed and glued. The top is four boards edge glued. Joints are M&T. All put together it is pretty hefty. The legs were shaped on the band saw and finished with a hand scraper, top was run through the drum sander and hand scraped then lightly sanded with 320 grit. The finish has four coats of hand rubbed varnish.

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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#1 posted 06-19-2011 05:11 AM

Nice bench .
I like ash it’s a nice showing wood and good to work with.



-- Kiefer

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#2 posted 06-19-2011 04:50 PM

Great job!! Nice design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 06-19-2011 11:13 PM

Nice legs.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#4 posted 01-28-2013 03:55 PM

Hey Tech – nice work! I love the leg profiles…sturdy and also elegant at the same time – a great combo.

I used to live in Huntington, WV. Still love WV, even though I moved to PA years ago.


-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#5 posted 01-28-2013 11:53 PM

Thanks Big

I used to live in south NJ and have family in Beckett NJ and West Chester PA. I was born and raised in The North Hills of Pittsburgh. West Virginia has always felt like home to me however. Love my hunting, fishing, fresh air, mountains, pickup trucks and laid back way of life. Figured… Why not live where many come for a vacation to ” get away from it all”

Took a hell of a cut in pay however !

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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