Built In Bench Seat W/Drawers

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Project by jeffwedekind posted 12-19-2013 05:51 AM 2473 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bench seat to go along with the captains bed I built for my youngest daughter. It has a ton of drawer space, and is built into a former closet. Surprisingly, she decided the need for grown up space, outweighed the need for closet space. She painted the bush/tree and cut out birds from music sheets, representing two of her favorite hobbies.

The finish is paint, the face frames and drawer fronts are poplar, and the drawers are plywood.

The fifth pic shows how I clamp pocket screw joints. The corner brace keeps it square, the vise grip clamp keeps it flush, and the clamps draw the joint tight. This method makes consistently tight joints for me.

The sixth pic is a bit repetitive, but I wanted to show off my shop buddy Maizey

-- Jeff, eastern Wa

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#1 posted 12-19-2013 08:19 AM

I do like the bench you made…Molly is our Golden that shares time in the shop and the house.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 12-19-2013 10:26 AM

Great work and love to see pics of shop buddies….. Mine is named Kiana, a Chlt Lab

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 12-19-2013 01:12 PM

Very nice! Moneypenny, a boxer, is my shop buddy!

-- Blessed to have a wife who supports my addiction...Hobbies!

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#4 posted 12-19-2013 02:28 PM

Nice work. Your shop buddy seems to be pleased with it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 12-23-2013 04:58 AM

Thanks guys.
Shop dogs sure make life less lonely. My girl loves to come into the shop and steal scraps off the floor, although as often as naught its a piece that I actually need. ( And she seems to know it cause shes always looking good and guilty)

-- Jeff, eastern Wa

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#6 posted 07-31-2014 12:37 AM

Maizey is great, I have a prowler in my shop also, Oscar

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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