|Project by FredIV||posted 11-27-2012 06:54 PM||1296 views||4 times favorited||2 comments|
I recently made a custom mud room bench for someone. They required a top lid that acts as a bench and functional lid. I also created two functional doors. It’s not something you see everyday but I enjoyed working on it.
The unit also includes removable shelves for seasonal storage (bbq equip). I also included a matching coat rack above the unit. Adjacent to this mudroom is their powder room. The powder room vanity is colored in a rich espresso. I was able to match this stain using the brand Zar. It is such a rich and great oil based stain to work with. I followed up with one coat of oil based poly. The hardware, including the coat rack is brushed knickel. I bought these at Lowes. The whole unit is made of 1x pine with the back and base shelf being birch ply. I recently purchased a stacked rail and stile router bit which enabled me to make perfect fitting doors. The door panel itself is 1/4 birch ply.
The reason for both a lid and doors is so she can use the lid to store her tall rain/snow boots in the winter. Then she can use the removable shelving during the rest of the year by accessing under the shelf through the doors.