Hamilton Bench

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Project by WRAAdesign posted 11-23-2011 04:13 AM 2229 views 13 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Hamilton Bench is positioned near our front door and was designed with the storage for shoes and pocket essentials in mind. This project was constructed with one sheet of ¾ and a half sheet of ½ beech plywood. The edges were left unfinished to highlight the bench profile and finger joint construction. I used a light stain, wipe on poly, and a coat of my homemade furniture wax for finishing.


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#1 posted 11-23-2011 04:15 AM

i love modern plywood furniture – awesome job!! welcome to LJs

Really love the design a lot!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#2 posted 11-23-2011 04:42 AM

I like the design. A short question: How did you attach the inner shelf to the top? Thank you for sharing.

-- Byung Soo Kim, Seoul, S.Korea

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#3 posted 11-24-2011 06:04 AM

Very attractive blocky construction, the plywood comes into its own very nicely. Love the shallow drawer level with the cushion.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#4 posted 11-25-2011 06:17 PM

Great looking bench. Great, efficient design – the hanging shelf , the finger hole in the drawer and the drawer at the same height of the cushion are all well integrated details. Nice execution, too.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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#5 posted 11-27-2011 06:41 PM

Poisson – I used 1/4” dowels to secure the bottom shelf. Thanks for asking.


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#6 posted 11-27-2011 06:51 PM

Great looking bench. Can you share the plans you used?

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