Hallway shoe storage cabinet

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Project by jsquared posted 10-16-2010 09:40 PM 3229 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

At long last I have finished the shoe storage bench for the hallway in our house. Here are a few pictures of it. The top is stained pecan with at least 6 coats of polyurethane – General Finishes High Performance Top Coat – water based. The rest was painted with a flat brick/barn red paint and then distressed with the hammer, sand paper and assorted bits of hardware. I then put on a brown glaze (General Finishes Van Dyke Brown) with a foam brush and wiped it off with a rag and smeared it some with a paint brush. There is one coat of polyurethane between the paint and the glaze as recommended by the glaze manufacturer to prevent bleeding. I topped it off with 2 coats of polyurethane (same General Finishes as above). The handles are a black iron handle from Lowe’s.

Case construction is birch plywood with pocket holes. The front face frame is poplar also joined with pocket holes. I used the KV8450 full extension soft-close slides and am only moderately pleased with them. I still have some adjusting to do to get them working properly.

Thanks for looking and providing comments and feedback.

-- Jsquared, Texas

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#1 posted 10-16-2010 09:45 PM

The pecan top looks great – a nice contrast to the red cabinet. Good looking project! Thanks for sharing!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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