Mission Style Entry Bench

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Project by Jero posted 04-19-2010 08:03 PM 4036 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was hired to build this for a christmas present for a friend this past winter. He saw one in a Menards flyer and wanted the same thing, only made out of solid wood.

Red oak construction. The 4 main rails between the sides are mortise and tenon. Some secondary members are screwed together and then covered with oak plugs.

Oak is stained (cant recall what kind), and finished with poly. Fun project to build.

Above it is a mirror I built in 2009, one of my earlier projects.

-- Jeremy - Marshfield, WI

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#1 posted 04-19-2010 10:13 PM

Nice, I like the look of this piece. They are a very practical piece to add to a home.

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#2 posted 04-19-2010 11:21 PM

That really makes a nice entrance way, nice build!

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#3 posted 04-20-2010 12:06 AM

beautiful and useful too

-- Kate,

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#4 posted 04-20-2010 12:17 AM

Nice piece…

-- Alvarez

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#5 posted 04-20-2010 12:32 AM

Looks nice. I used to live in Marshfield. Still have a lot of family there.

Dave in Rochester, MN

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#6 posted 04-20-2010 02:20 AM

Nice bench.

I particularly like the split-top. Is it one cavernous area inside, or are there dividers in there too?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#7 posted 04-20-2010 04:07 AM

Yes love the style too.


-- BJ

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#8 posted 04-20-2010 05:57 AM

Very nice work. The extra storage area will always come in handy.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#9 posted 04-20-2010 06:28 AM

Great looking bench. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 04-20-2010 02:00 PM

Thanks for the comments. Yes, the inside is one space, undivided. Although it could have easily been split in two.

-- Jeremy - Marshfield, WI

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#11 posted 04-20-2010 02:09 PM

You have great talent, Jeremy. Your projects reflect great attention to the original detail of A & C design. I can appreciate your work, and am heading to start all A & C furniture making. I started making projects of my own design first, with a lot of construction design flaws. But at least I was making sawdust, (out of my daughters bedroom who left for college) The bed was covered with a sheet of ply wood, the dresser was used to support my miter saw, the rest of the room was used to house a six foot work bench, and an six foot tall wire rack to hold all my tools. A window fan and shop-vac were my dust collection. Now I am moving to a house with a 2 car garage with plenty of room for more sawdust. Great post and thanks for more inspiration.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#12 posted 05-17-2010 05:05 AM

Great project. Nice build.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#13 posted 05-17-2010 05:27 AM

Good build looks super

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 08-27-2011 10:30 PM


A friend of mine saw this and loves it! It is beautiful. I owe her a favor because she sewed my wife’s dress for our daughter’s wedding. Thinking of building this out of cherry with book matched curly maple. Do you have any drawings or anything you might sell? Trying to understand how it would together…built in sections etc…

really beautiful piece Jim

-- Jim, Michigan

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