Entryway bench and mirror

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Project by wayneo posted 09-30-2011 09:00 PM 5693 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are both made of plans I found in Wood magazine and I decided they would look great in our entryway. I made them as Christmas gifts for my wife. She enjoys then because they look great in the entry and I appreciated that they were fairly simple to make and didn’t overly frustrate my still novice woodworking skills.

-- Wayne , Phoenix Arizona

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#1 posted 09-30-2011 09:33 PM

Novice no more! Looks great. What kind of finish did you use?

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#2 posted 09-30-2011 09:50 PM

I used Watco Danish Oil, I believe the color is medium walnut. I followed that with several coats of a wipe on poly. I am trying to keep it simple and use finishes that are easy, forgiving, and still look good but I hope to learn much more about finishing techniques.

-- Wayne , Phoenix Arizona

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#3 posted 09-30-2011 10:35 PM

Both look great.
I really like the mirror. I’ve been wanting to build one of these.
Your finish is exactly the way i want to go. I’ve been caught up tryiing to finish everything with stain.
You’ve brought out the beauty. The style of the furniture works with the finish you’ve achieved.

-- Anthony

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#4 posted 09-30-2011 10:55 PM

Both projects are great. Good way to show your handy work.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 10-01-2011 04:40 AM

Beautiful bench and mirror.

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#6 posted 10-01-2011 04:04 PM

Nice work, they look great!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 10-02-2011 09:24 PM

Perfect set man !

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#8 posted 01-25-2018 09:04 PM

How is the mirror attached to the wall? Where did you build in the supports to hang it?

-- If you don't start building your dreams, someone else will hire you to build theirs.

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