Hawaiian Entry Bench & Shoe Rack

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Project by brentmore posted 395 days ago 2221 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not too long ago we had a pile of running shoes, sandals and boots to greet us every day at the front door. Tired of tripping over them and with no place to sit while putting them on, I drew up some plans for a shoe bench. The bench is made from some wood I got from a local Hawaiian lumber yard shortly before we left the island. The top is constructed of a beautiful piece of monkeypod and eucalyptus. The lower shelf, which my wife has all to herself, is also eucalyptus (no koalas were hurt in the making of this bench). The finish is a BLO/Poly mix. It’s pretty solid.

-- Brent,

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 395 days ago

Nice lil Shoe Bench, Brentmore…

Looks like it works slick… and solves the problem.

Pretty wood too…

You can sure tell who wears the Shoes in your family!
She has room for 4 pairs… and you get room for 3… of course your are quite a bit larger than yours… LOL

Very nice design… Looks good and strong…

Cute dog likes it too… Great!

Thank you for sharing.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 395 days ago

Brent that wood top looks just awesome. Speaking from experience however you may have made it too small. My shoes are no longer anywhere near the bench I made several years.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#3 posted 395 days ago

Beautiful bench/shoe rack, that is really beautiful and so is the and so is the eucalyptus. I think the dog has laid claim to the top…:)

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#4 posted 395 days ago

Thanks guys!

Chris, you’re right – I wish I had more of the monkeypod! I had to add some extra wood to frame the top because the monkeypod would have been too narrow by itself. It was a really beautiful find and I should have picked up more of it.

-- Brent,

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 395 days ago

That is a very good looking and useful shoe bench!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 395 days ago

I like the slippa shelf. That monkey pod is nice!

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#7 posted 394 days ago

Great idea & use of a beautiful wood grain.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#8 posted 394 days ago

Looks like its nice and solid built nice joints framing the monkey looks real good!Looks like the dog needs a day bed maybe

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#9 posted 392 days ago

Fantastic shoe rack/bench! Looks really sturdy with those great joints. Great design especially the top. Great work!

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