|Project by lobro4||posted 12-04-2013 02:02 AM||1242 views||3 times favorited||3 comments|
My brother requested this build as a present for his wife. Birthday, Christmas, forty years together… he had lots of reasons. It’s a weird twist of fate in that about the same time he called, a nurse I work with asked about an entry bench as well. So I got to work on both of them.
The plans are here: http://plansnow.com/dn1158.html but the width is more than the plans call for at my brother’s request.
The construction is two separate units. There is a seat/box below and the hall tree on top. The upper tree is bolted to the box on the front of the uprights and through the box frame in to the bottom of the lower crossmember of the upright.
The build is from red oak. All the cabinet parts are one inch thick. The panels are ½” oak ply. All parts sanded to 150. The color is a custom mix from Sherwin Williams—it’s to match all the other cabinetry in his house. The top coat is spray lacquer from a local shop I have used multiple times. The hooks, hinges and bolts are all black iron.
The box is roughly 40”w x 18”d x 20”h. The upright is 53” including the top.
My hope is that it is a piece that will someday pass to his kids. But for now, I want them to get many years of use themselves.
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