|Project by D11RDozer||posted 08-26-2012 10:04 PM||4622 views||17 times favorited||14 comments|
This is a bench I just completed for our mudroom. I’ve seen these called hall trees, my wife calls it a cubby. Whatever it is, I came up with the design by combining two plans I found on the web (Plans Now and Wood Magazine). It’s all solid white oak with maple for the drawer boxes. The shoe shelf at the bottom is on Blum Bluemotion slides. The shelf and drawers were all hand dovetailed which was a first for me (other than the two on my workbench).
The finish is the same as on the end tables I posted in the past.
I used quarter sawn white oak finished with a 50/50 mix of Medium Brown and Reddish Brown TransTint dye dissolved in water, followed by a few thin coats of shellac, then General Finishes Antique Walnut gel stain and topped with several coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal gloss with final coat or two in satin.
My finishing schedule came from Jeff Jewitt's Stickley Mission finish guide.