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Project by TroyJ12 posted 565 days ago 2335 views 12 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Wife decided that she needed a bench with storage for the entry way into our house. I looked around (ie I googled and looked here on LJ) for ideas and found a couple that I liked one or two design ideas from, so I compiled them and designed my own. I dont like the benches that have the tall back on them for coats so I made a picture frame for hooks that will hang on the wall above the bench.

Its made out of birch plywood and poplar since it was going to be painted. I used door trim for the ends to give them a little flair. My wife found the baskets she liked at Crate and barrel so I designed with those specific baskets in mind.

Thanks for looking!

-- If I was a better woodworker I wouldnt have to sand so much!





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ChrisK

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#1 posted 565 days ago

Very nice. Your post started me designing a bench for our back hall. I will borrow a few of your ideas. Thanks.

-- Chris K

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Beginningwoodworker

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#2 posted 565 days ago

Nice bench!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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bonobo

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#3 posted 565 days ago

Looks good.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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redsox9

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#4 posted 565 days ago

She’s a beauty! I assume that the board with the coat hooks hangs on the wall? I’m also curious to know what you used for a paint or stain on this project. The color is striking!

Thanks for sharing

-- Jeff, North Andover, MA

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cgrooms

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#5 posted 565 days ago

My wife has been wanting one of these as well. I like that the top and base are separate pieces. Where we would put ours the ones with the backs wouldn’t work.

Thanks for posting. It looks great.

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 565 days ago

Nice build, I like the color as well. Great job.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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TroyJ12

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#7 posted 565 days ago

Thanks everyone.

redsox9- yeah the board with the hooks will hang on the wall for coats. I used Sherwin williams paint, I will have to look when I get home tonight to see the exact name of the shade of red. I am going to put a coat of satin poly on it to protect it.

-- If I was a better woodworker I wouldnt have to sand so much!

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 565 days ago

Should work great for you

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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JRAP

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#9 posted 565 days ago

Looks great. Nice job. I agree with everyone else, the color is awesome.

-- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. - http://www.woodshopshed.com

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TroyJ12

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#10 posted 564 days ago

The name of the red is “Bolero” from Sherwin Williams.

-- If I was a better woodworker I wouldnt have to sand so much!

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Mauricio

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#11 posted 564 days ago

Wow really nice1

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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rlamb007

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#12 posted 564 days ago

Great Job – Like the paint color – Is it Latex and was it brush on or sprayed?

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TroyJ12

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#13 posted 564 days ago

Yeah its a latex. I did actually spray the first two coats but my sprayer isnt the best and I couldnt get inside the bin area very well so I rolled/brushed the last coat. Im going to brush on a coat of Minwax water based polycrylic to seal it and prevent scratches to the paint.

-- If I was a better woodworker I wouldnt have to sand so much!

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