Here is my second attempt at designing an entryway bench.
The top is similar to the first, but I’ve changed to to include less angle cuts. I’m still very fresh to woodworking and while I don’t doubt my ability to properly measure and cut angles, I would rather focus on my joinery and finishing techniques than worry about angles.
So, I’ve straightened out the legs, added stretchers across the bottom of the legs, and added a shelf of sorts for shoes and whatever else fits.
Here is a bottom view to show the stretchers/support build up on the underside. The support is probably overkill, but I really like solid, heavy furniture.
I may switch the through-tenons under the seat from the long stretchers to the short ones to be consistent with the next piece I’m going to post.
-- Big John's Woodshed - Farmington, IL