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    Jay
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    I finished the planter bench I have been working on. I call it a bench because it is about 6″ long and looks like a bench… I’m not sure what it should actually be called.

    The design is inspired by the basic small shaker style bench. It is pine. There are two rails with a simple dovetail at the bottom and a rail supporting the top of the bench that is tenon-ed through the end pieces (you can see this one in the blurry picture, below). The top is glued to that rail and is also joined by dowels into the rail and end pieces.

    I originally wanted to stain this to a cherry color, but after some discussion and advice from Greg Merritt and Dave Riendeau in another thread, I decided to use a milk paint finish. I wanted to give it a vintage look so I painted a light layer of grey (hoping to make it look like old barn boards) and then a heavier layer of white and lightly sanded when it was dry to let the grey streaks come through. I also left some rough spots and plane lines in the wood to add to the rough, aged look.

    Thanks for looking.

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    Jay
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    More pictures…

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    Dave Riendeau
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    Looks great Jay. the finish turned out nice and I like the undertone, gives it a aged look to it.

    -Canada

    #121919
    Greg Merritt
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    Nice job Jay. I like the way the finish turned out. I think you achieved the aged look that you were after. It fits beautifully in front of the windows too.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

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    jude
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    Jay, I like what you made. Nice work on the aging with the wear marks on the edges.

    judekenny.wordpress.com

    Near Chicago, USA

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