Shoe Bench - Greene & Greene Inspired

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Project by jakub76 posted 06-02-2013 04:52 AM 7908 views 9 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Greene & Greene inspired Shoe Bench custom made for my favourite client.

Made from reclaimed Merbau with Jarrah plugs and finished with a dark Mahogany dye and shellac to match some of my daughter’s other furniture. Credit must go to the small, old tin I found in photo 5 that became the radius for all of the curves in the piece. I decided to adorn the stretchers with some shallow carving – pretty easy to define the edge with a craft knife then use a regular bench chisel to pare away material. The top is secured with carpenter’s buttons.

This bench is made to dimensions for a particular purpose. When she grows out of it the piece can be re-purposed as an end table or small coffee table – hoping to get many years use from it.

Thanks for all of the inspiration on this site.

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#1 posted 06-02-2013 10:47 AM

Very nice. Thanks for sharing info about your finishing choices, I like the results.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#2 posted 06-02-2013 02:18 PM

Great design and execution.

-- Gary, Florida

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#3 posted 06-02-2013 04:00 PM

That’s a great looking piece. Well done.

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#4 posted 06-05-2013 02:27 PM

Beautiful bench! Like the design and the finish, very well made. I am sure she’ll get plenty of use from it.

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