Sunday, February 14, 2010

Recycle Center

In early January Jud helped me finish a project that I started about a year ago. At my age I like to sit down to put on shoes and we needed someplace to store recyclable stuff before taking it to the recycle center. So, I decided to build a bench that would open up where the recyclable stuff could be stored. Better yet the bench was made mostly with left over wood from various projects.

I love aromatic red cedar, so I have to admit that I did give into an impulse buy urge at the lumber yard. Other than the cedar and the maple that lines the lid all the rest of the bench was made from left over wood.

Jud installs the trim on the bottom of the bench.

The main part of the bench is made out of a leftover sheet of ¾ inch teak plywood that we had left over from the boat the we built. I have been storing this plywood since 1990. So, it was about time I found a project for it.


Chuck Pefley said...

Marcel, that's an interesting looking bench and an amazing mix of woods. I'm curious why the ends are different heights.

Happy Valentine's Day, btw -:)

Marcel said...

I should have posted a side photo too. The higher side has a handle, that you can slightly see in the upper photo. This let a person hold the handle while standing to put on shoes.