Mr “B”ench – Dog Is In The Details

The tone of the wood is insane nice 2 coats of tung oil.

I promise, this is it. But I have had some down time and the weather is perfect for this sort of stuff. Yesterday was spent on the details. Too many, not enough, and well. I had to walk away. And so is the hell of me. Its gone way beyond a workbench and is really a nice sit around table, and maybe some sort of work. I do have some casters, but not sure I like that look. After all art before function is how I ride. In an old car, old boat.. So?


Old primitive boat toy and some repurposed parts

The good news is I have tons..literally of boat parts to use as details.

Cool old Zinc

Not used parts.

There could be a vintage fire?

A small drain for decretive purposes.

Used pre war screws

The Alter is done.

Natural oiled wood

And yes of course I had to design Mr “B” and logo for his “B”ench. Thank god I am going back to work today, I swear I would be branding the nails in the shop. Enjoy. I did.

After painting the table, a little detailing

Rough base. Ugh, oh well.

Still some touching up. Its at Mr B’s level, not ours.

Where are the Bitches?


22 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    Matt, it turned out great and is definitely a cut above any workbench. When I was working in automotive they called the painful process you just went through “shoot the engineer and go into production”!
    Nice job.

  2. John F Rothert
    John F Rothert says:

    I need to look up “Atlantic Va.” from that early zinc???

    Neat table. Awful snow clogged day in ole Va. 60 last night….10 due tuesday night….what????

    John in Va

  3. John F Rothert
    John F Rothert says:

    wow. that Marshall Mngfg co. is very cool…nice website.
    Atlantic Va is a neat place on the Eastern Shore.

    John in Va.

  4. Clay at Cross Lake
    Clay at Cross Lake says:

    Beautiful “scratch (scrap) made” piece of useful furniture. When you mount Chad’s bottle opener, hang one of those old wooden match box holders underneath to catch the bottle caps.

  5. don vogt
    don vogt says:

    Seems like random orientation of screw head slots on the mounted drain cover. Would never make it at Tahoe.

  6. Rabbit
    Rabbit says:

    A work of art in every way. Your energy exhausts me, Matt. I feel utterly worthless after a week of sitting by the fire and reading with my Mr. B dog (Mr. Butters.)

    No need to add a bottle opener. All the good beer comes in cans now. I’ve got cool old bottle openers mounted all over my cabin (even under the arms of my Adirondack chairs) and they never get used.

  7. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P )
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P ) says:

    Matt, I saw the stool in the second pic. Are you thinking about my idea from yesterday? Perhaps a bar. Mr “B”enches place.

  8. Floydrturbo
    Floydrturbo says:

    It’s too nice to ever pound anything on. I believe those are some old spiral bench dogs not to be confused with the fur ball under the table. Those have to be used with a thicker table surface or side table for clamping planks for planning.

  9. Philip Andrew
    Philip Andrew says:

    Maaaaate! Sensational table. Colours dead right. The build quality spot on, the vent decoration looks like it’s always been there. Very nice. Now about branding nails. Couldn’t you do those in the evenings?

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