Clothes Hamper Bench

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Project by pappyjohn posted 03-29-2008 05:41 PM 4670 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello All, Well here’s another project that I had made while in the process of redoing our small bathroom last year.
Wife wanted a clothes hamper for in it, and I wanted a seat to sit while changing. We compromised and I put both together. I made it out of poor man’s mahogany (Pine), and some left over wainscoat type pieces. Stained it Puritan Pine and put 2 coats of semi-gloss on it, since it was in the bath by the shower. The dimensions are 45 inches wide at arm rests, 46 inches tall, and 19 inches deep. Seat is 18 inches high…. hope you enjoy the photo’s…....your brother in woodworking John

PS. My wife Sue had the honor of choosing the Wall coloring, Bubble Gum Pink, I told her that it wasn’t that bad of color. Not many stay overs in the bath room, you no what I mean, Get in, Get the work done, and Get out. ( HA HA HA)

-- Your Brother in WoodWorking John, Pittsburgh , PA.

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#1 posted 03-29-2008 06:24 PM

wow…that color does stand out…bench is great!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#2 posted 03-29-2008 06:58 PM

OK, no comments on the color. That is a nice hamper/seat, though. Good work.

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#3 posted 03-29-2008 08:27 PM

Hey, I can’t say anything about the color either. We have a pepto bismo bathroom too. Actually it is called a rose color but it looks pink to me. I will only claim to have painted it, because after 31 years I have learned how to say “Yes, dear”. :) By the way your hamper looks good. I like the beading detail on it. That adds a lot of visual interest.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 03-29-2008 11:50 PM

You might have started something here John. Every LJ’s wife & daughter will want one.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 03-30-2008 01:15 AM

My wife just saw this and…......I will be measuring one up for our bedroom hamper.

-- Kevin

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#6 posted 03-30-2008 05:41 AM

That is one fancy clothes hamper. You did a very nice job on this piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 03-30-2008 05:43 AM

Looks like a great project to me!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Earle Wright

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#8 posted 03-30-2008 05:54 AM

You stated that it was a small bathroom, so I’m most impressed with your ingenuity in killing two birds with one stone – a bench and a hamper. The bonus to solving the functional problems is that you now also have a handsome piece of furniture, as well!

You weren’t a submariner by any chance, were you? As a ‘bubblehead’ on an old diesel-electric boat, we were always having to come up with ideas to maximize the use of our limited space. Could have used a guy like you!

-- Earle Wright, Lenoir City, Tennessee

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