Mud room furniture - My first piece of furniture...

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Project by Jason Watts posted 04-22-2012 01:56 PM 4907 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted some hooks on the wall to hang her purse, bags and keys. I ended up with this. There are a couple last minute touchups that are hard to see in the pictures, but check mark on the hooks.

This piece is made from 3/4 pine from Homedepot, and I distressed it. I stained it with red oak first and finished it using ebony. Enjoy!

-- - In Christ

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#1 posted 04-22-2012 03:16 PM

I like the distressed look. I can say from experience that distressing properly is harder than it looks, I tend to over do it. You’ve done a real good job there.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Jason Watts

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#2 posted 04-23-2012 12:32 AM

Thanks Don. I found it was more random (and less tedious) if I just scoot the boards around on the gravel lot next door to our house. I literally put my foot on the board and rode it like a skateboard. Plus a little chain and hammer every now and then. I sanded the edges a little more than the rest to simulate years of grabbing those areas with hands. Also, i’m not sure if you can see in last picture, but i intentionally cracked the board you sit on just so I could patch it with a couple butterflies.

Thanks for your encouragement.

-- - In Christ

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#3 posted 04-23-2012 02:09 AM

So, you literally distressed it! Congrats on your first piece of furniture. I’ll be making somethin similar for our mudroom/utility room. Mine also has to cover a water meter (don’t ask). Great work.

-- "Begin every endeaver with the end ever in mind."

#4 posted 04-23-2012 01:07 PM

Very Nice.

-- It is fun to see where an imagination and two bored saws will get you.

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#5 posted 04-23-2012 01:35 PM

This turned out very well. I enjoy seeing others build these items !
You have your distressed down ! (I am glad my grandkids do not read yet, they would be thrilled to ride around on my furniture in the parking lot. helping me distress things)
Just a tip: I use a 25grit sand disc as well, the larger the diameter the better to replicate saw marks.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#6 posted 04-23-2012 01:46 PM

Nice work Jason. The distressed look is a great touch.

-- Doug

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#7 posted 04-25-2012 12:24 PM

Cool! I like it!

-- ~Julie~

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