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Project by BubingaBill posted 266 days ago 2041 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second thing I decided to build and yea I drew up plans first. I built the main structure from 1/2” plywood and again wrapped it in the same 6” T&G cedar as my first box.
I made this because I have a hot tub on my porch and for the first year I just kept the chemicals on a TV tray and I kept telling my wife we need to do something about this. Well I did.
I designed a small seat with a towel rack with an upper cabinet for the chemicals. The seat top is hinged in the back and holds a good stack of towels. I hand carved the pegs to hang the wet towels from and put spring loaded magnet latches on the upper doors.
Estimated entire cost: $5.50 (for the spring/magnets and hinges)
Everything else was just lying around the garage.
This is not attached to the wall but I did build it for this spot.
Dimensions:
7’h x 19”w x 13”d

I hope you like it!

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!





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BubingaBill

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#1 posted 266 days ago

Sorry for the horrible picture quality

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Dallas

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#2 posted 266 days ago

I would call this one Irving.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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BubingaBill

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#3 posted 266 days ago

Irving it is!! LOL!!!

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Dallas

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#4 posted 266 days ago

I like it. The space under the seat is great for hidden storage. It looks like it belongs in the house I owned in Montana. Out in the Foyer, (Covered Porch, but my wife calls it a foyer). Great place to take off the snow boots, muddy shoes, Winter Overhauls, etc.!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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mariva57

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#5 posted 266 days ago

Nice project, compliments. The photos do not do justice of the handsome
job.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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KnotCurser

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#6 posted 266 days ago

Very nice – matches the decor very well.

I THINK the proper name for it is “Hall Bench”, but I like Irving much better.

Cheers!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Jim Earl

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#7 posted 266 days ago

what a great coat rack, seat, with storage area, very nice work nothing to worry about being low grade, I would give this an “A” outstanding work.

-- Jim Earl http://www.myspace.com/earle5

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BubingaBill

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#8 posted 266 days ago

Thank you both very much!!

The “porch” as I like to call it is a huge addition I designed and built off the back of my house. The hot tub is in a 10’ x 30’ room and there is a large opening into a 16’ x 16’ room with the fire place in it. I didn’t plan on covering the walls with cedar but once the hot tub got fired up the first winter I noticed the walls (then covered in tyvek) were sweating!! I knew I would have to find something very mold resistant. Cedar was the best choice I could find. 3,000 linear feet later you walk into my porch and you feel like you’re in a log cabin!
I will have to take some pictures for you.

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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BubingaBill

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#9 posted 266 days ago

Thanks Jim!
I was making it for myself and my needs. I don’t think I could or would produce one for sale.
Only drawback I found is the cedar is easily damaged.

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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BTimmons

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#10 posted 266 days ago

Entry bench? Coat rack chair?

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Diwayne

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#11 posted 266 days ago

Always like to see design and build. Sign of a true craftsman.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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Oldtool

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#12 posted 266 days ago

Form fits function, designed very efficiently for the space & use. Great job on this one.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Hawaiilad

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#13 posted 266 days ago

I remember seeing benches like this in mud rooms…a place to change muddy boots to clean shoes and hang your coats. Since I live in Hawaii I would use it the same way you have, only it would set outside on our deck next to the hot tub….great idea

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Monte Pittman

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#14 posted 266 days ago

Very functional. Great job.

-- 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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Mean_Dean

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#15 posted 266 days ago

Well, Irving looks great! I’m sure you’ll get alot of great use out of it!

-- Dean

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