Bench & Table Combo..

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Project by MontanaBob posted 07-03-2012 03:15 AM 6221 views 23 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bench & Table Combo…. A great dining table that when not needed is a nice bench. Very easy build using screws, and a little Tite-Bond III…The Tite-Bond probably doesn’t need to be used, but what the Hay…

I used 6 – 2×6x8’, 3 – 2×4x8’ Redwood with a Spar Varnish finish. I wanted to keep the cost below $100.00 dollars which I did by not replacing the center board on the table top which I had cut to short. ( I blame that on the Senior Moment thing) It’s great to be old…LOL ….I had the Spar Varnish, or the cost would have been over the $100.00…

Cut list for Bench and support parts:

3 – 2”x 6”x 6’
4 – 2”x 4”x 171/4” legs
2 – 2”x 4”x 201/2” the 2×6 bench top and legs are attached to this and it extends out for the table to rest on
2 – 2”x 4” x 24” bottom cross brace 4” from bottom
1 – 2”x 6” x 17” center seat support
2 – 2”x6”x 23” leg support braces..

Cut list for Table (back rest) parts:

3 – 2”x 6”x 6’
2 – 2”x 4”x 161/2”
4 – 2”x 4” x 61/2”
2 – 2”x 4” x 10”arm rest
2 – 2”x 4” x 41/2” inside brace
2 – door hinges
I used a 1/2” spacing between seat and table top 2”x 6”s..
I set the miter saw at 15 degrees and made all cuts at this angle except for the leg braces…and those will depend on the length of wood used….SOLD for $200.00

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#1 posted 07-03-2012 04:38 AM

Thanks for sharing.
I’ve got a heap of old Jarrah roofing beams that could be used on a project like this.

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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#2 posted 07-03-2012 09:34 AM

MontanaBob that has neat written all over it, very nice and clever.

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#3 posted 07-03-2012 12:58 PM

Nice convertible! I’d have to mosey over to the ‘ole store for some lumber, but I could get some serious use out of something like this. Gonna add it to my ever expanding favorites list.
Thanks for sharing.
Well done.

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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#4 posted 07-03-2012 01:27 PM

My husband has been wanting to make a matching pair of these for ages, but I balked because I never saw any that looked pretty until now. I would seriously like some that looked this nice .

Thank you posting the cut list !!

Great job !

-- I'm so busy I don't know if I found a rope or lost a horse...

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#5 posted 07-03-2012 01:40 PM

That is reelly neat. A matching pair you can move all over.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#6 posted 07-03-2012 07:10 PM

Thanks for sharing. You should make some assembly jigs and make more for a profit.

Just my two cents.

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#7 posted 07-03-2012 11:09 PM

I love dual purpose stuff , yours gets double bonus for lookin good too. Slick build.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#8 posted 07-03-2012 11:36 PM

Thanks for the nice comments…I may build a couple more to see if they will sell….One never knows..Bob

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#9 posted 07-04-2012 01:27 AM

I love it. Does it tip over easy when used as a table?

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#10 posted 07-04-2012 01:44 AM

Bob- That is a great design! I’ve got enough redwood from a recycled deck but I’m still studying how you put it together (A senior problem). I have got to make one of these. Still studying…......

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 07-04-2012 01:48 AM

its the mullet of furniture…business in the front party in the back…

haha actually this reminds me of my parents deck growing up. It had this all the way around it for eating on one side or hanging out on the other..never would have thought of making it as a piece of furniture though great job

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#12 posted 07-04-2012 02:16 AM

Leroy, it will tip over, so it you have little kids around it would probably be best to make a leg to put under the center or both ends…I thought about it but figured that as long as someone is sitting at the table it won’t tip.

gfadvm, I sure with the things I’ve seen on here that you have built that you will have no problem with this, but I do understand the Senior Moment thing….LOL

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#13 posted 07-04-2012 02:27 AM

That’s a beautiful thing. Very nice. I like the design, application and the contrast in wood.

-- Harold

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#14 posted 07-23-2012 10:39 PM

This is really kool MntBob. The whole family is definitely enjoying it. Very versatile. Top-3 congrats also.. Good luck with the contest.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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