Phase 1 Entryway: Solid Cherry Bench w/ Drawers

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Project by ThorinOakenshield posted 10-15-2014 02:41 PM 1506 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Alright. Up for you viewing pleasure is phase 1 of a built in setup for our entryway. It features a solid cherry bench top, 3/4 inch ply cabinets, poplar euro style face frame, poplar raise panel drawer fronts, and 100lb ball bearing drawer slides.

Dimensions are 10’ long x 18’’ high x 22’’ deep. Each section is 30’‘

This has been a long time coming. Started in August. The most time consuming was the bench of course. Dimensioning the lumber and coordinating the glue up. Then Planing it down by hand, not to mention many coats of wipe on poly and sanding in between. I still need to add drawer pulls.

Phase 2 will be a couple sections built on top of this for coats, some open guest racks and seasonal storage up to the ceiling.

-- -Thorin Oakenshield, King Under the Mountain

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#1 posted 10-15-2014 02:56 PM

Very nice!

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#2 posted 10-15-2014 04:32 PM

Great looking addition! Cherry is the best!
Nice use of space that most people don’t (use under the bench).

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#3 posted 10-22-2014 09:18 PM

can you give some detail on how you did the drawer fronts?

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#4 posted 10-22-2014 09:40 PM

sure, I just made a standard raised panel door with router bits on a router table with and matched the beaded roundover on the inside on the outside with a round over bit. I use spacer balls to keep the raised panel centered. I screwed/glued the fronts to the drawer box front on the stiles and rails, since the raised panel center is free floating.

-- -Thorin Oakenshield, King Under the Mountain

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