|Project by Michael Donnelly||posted 03-26-2013 08:06 AM||904 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
My girlfriend had some friends over, and one of them sat on a small store-bought shelf she had near the front door. That made me think it would be nice to have somewhere we could set to put on and take off our shoes when going outside or inside.
I’m pretty new to woodworking, but the best way for me to learn is to do things. I looked at a number of pictures of five board benches people had made, and that looked like a simple enough way to do it.
If I were doing it over again, I’d use pocket screws so the screws on the front wouldn’t be visible. The top is held on with buttons.
The bench is made of oak. It’s pretty heavy, but that’s fine since I don’t want people to have to worry about whether they can sit on it. It’s finished with Tried & True Danish oil and lacquered.