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Project by guitchess posted 04-15-2014 10:04 PM 1622 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was in the process of building a new trim bench, and I was inspired to go for a different finish. I’ve been cruising Pinterest lately, and distressed paint and paint/wood finishes are abundant. Even though I love the beauty of natural and stained wood, something different seemed like a neat experiment. After completing the paint, I contemplated skipping the distressing step, but that wasn’t the original plan so I went for it.

What do you folks think of this type of finish?

A bench like this is my third favorite trim tool, right behind the miter saw and the nail gun. Being 16” high, it is perfect for installing crown, or hanging fixtures. The drawers are handy for small hand tools, and they can be removed to make the bench lighter if you’re moving it around a lot.

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#1 posted 04-15-2014 10:10 PM

Nice job. I really like it, as most similar projects found on Pinterest. I’m a fund of distressed finishes.

Thanks for posting.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#2 posted 04-16-2014 01:34 PM

I love a distressed finish which is obvious if you peruse my projects. So many possibilities. Nice work.

-- Ron, Montana

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#3 posted 04-16-2014 04:15 PM

Bricofleur, may I contribute towards your fund of distressed finishes? Where are you located? Near the ministry of silly walks?

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#4 posted 04-16-2014 09:42 PM

Anybody else I might kid, but Serge’s english is much better than my french (and so is his french). Check out his bilingual blog.

Guitchess, I like the trim bench. Never heard of such a thing. Sounds like it’s gonna get distressed anyway, the way you’re planning on using it, so it’s a good project to practice that on. I, too, have distressed pieces. Only mine got that way from having three kids!

-- Quote from ebay tool listing: " Has nicks and dings wear and tear dust and dirt rust and pitting but in good working condition"

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#5 posted 04-17-2014 01:21 AM

Eh, I just thought it sounded funny. He’s certainly got a better grasp of English than many native speakers.

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