Entry Coat Lockers

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Project by Todd A. Clippinger posted 2597 days ago 3612 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother built a residential addition that included a large 2 car garage and new entryway to the house.

The client had a tree trimming business and he had harvested some of the lumber, which he has been using in the trimwork of his house. With this addition he decided to use the last of it on these coat lockers.The budget did not allow for some of the ideas that I had, so this one is pretty straight forward and simple.

The wood is ash and I used a high build pre-catalyzed lacquer from Sherwin Williams, T77 F57. It has a high solids content and does not take as many coats to complete.

You may think that the finish would look like plastic by my description, but it does not. You can put anything on too heavy, but the look of this is easy to control. Most woodworkers’ point of reference and experience is the finish off the shelf from the box stores. Those finishes don’t compare to what you get at Sherwin or any of the competitive pro paint and finish stores. The finishes are formulated to be high performance in ease of application with speed and professional results.

It was quite difficult to get good photos in this room because of the size.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#1 posted 2597 days ago

I agree with the finish info. I’m a big fan of conversion varnish, but that comes for doing so much kitchen work. Always good work Todd.

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#2 posted 2597 days ago

Nice job Todd. When you get a chance, I would like to hear more about the professional finishes available, how they work, etc. I know my experience has been limited to the off the shelf variety, but I would like to see what else is available out there.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#3 posted 2597 days ago

Great job Todd, that would look good in any light. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 2597 days ago

Todd -

Nice work. I like how simplicity of the project. I ditto the above comments on learning more about finishes, finish selection and finish application. Always excellent work.


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#5 posted 2597 days ago

Great wood and very nice design with the bench in front of the window. I would have loved to see what ideas you had that weren’t in the budget…I bet they were awesome!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#6 posted 2597 days ago

simple but elegant

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 2574 days ago

Nice work…

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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#8 posted 2563 days ago

That’s a good idea!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 2563 days ago

the family that used to sharpen my daughter’s figure skates had such a storage area in their entry way. They had 4 teenage daughters. The Mom said that the cubbies was the absolute best thing in the house! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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