Deacons Bench

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Project by CanadianWoodChuck posted 04-19-2008 12:46 AM 7178 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All
I just completed this modified Deacon’s bench. Its made from White Oak, all of the stiles and rails are a solid 1” and the panels are a full 1/2”. I thought if I was going to sit on it to remove my shoes it had better be sturdy.:)

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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#1 posted 04-19-2008 12:53 AM

Very nice bench. It not only is beautiful, but it looks durable and functional.

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#2 posted 04-19-2008 12:55 AM

I like that alot. Function and beauty Very nice.

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#3 posted 04-19-2008 01:09 AM

Bruce looks like a very nice result.
What’s the finish?


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#4 posted 04-19-2008 01:15 AM

Very nice bench/chest. This will be a great heirloom no doubt. You wouldn’t happen to have any dimensioned shop drawings would ya? I would love to build something like this for my sons room, it would make a great toy box.

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#5 posted 04-19-2008 01:18 AM

Very nice bench! Simple clean lines.

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#6 posted 04-19-2008 01:38 AM

Thanks everyone for the generous comments. Bob2 it is just a Minwax Golden Oak stain and 5 coats of water-based varathane. Mark I do have the plans and I’ll get that information as soon as I find them :) It came from one of the magazines that I subscribe to.

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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#7 posted 04-19-2008 02:39 AM

Great looking bench. You did a nice job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#8 posted 04-19-2008 02:54 AM

Great Job- combination of finish, material and lines make it truly nice.

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#9 posted 04-19-2008 03:33 AM

Hi Bruce,

You did a good job on this bench. The frame and panel construction has straight-forward lines to it and it is solidly built. Nice finish as well.

Thanks for the post.

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#10 posted 04-19-2008 01:17 PM

Great work!

Thanks for the post


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#11 posted 04-20-2008 02:12 PM

Thanks for all of the encouraging comments.

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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#12 posted 04-25-2008 05:22 PM

Bruce, Thank you, I would appreciate any measurements, drawings you might have of it. This definitely has to be one of my upcoming projects… Nice choice on the golden oak stain… I use that for almost everything… :-)

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