|Project by scrounger||posted 02-13-2010 08:55 PM||1294 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Forget the finish! I got tired of coming home from walks with the dog in snowy and or muddy fields and coming into the house with those boots. This bench allows me to sit and remove them (built in boot jack) in the garage and store them in the bottom and not worry about the dog tearing up the boots. The grid on the bottom allows the snow or whatever to drip through. The drawer is for storing house slippers which I can put on and enter without the problems I had before. The spring allows the front panel to open gently without much wear on the stop blocks. I rabbited two pieces of metal on each side of the bottom where the bolt that holds the panel on goes through. After proper tension I drilled a hole through bolt and nut and inserted a cotter key. You can see a small wood plug to cover the bolt head and is easily removed if I have to get at it. It has been so cold in the shop that the finish just wouldn’t dry properly so I can wait until later to put a better finish on it. The Cherry was used simply because I had a lot of it around.
-- Dave, Southern IL.,