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Betty's Entry Bench

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Project by lobro4 posted 12-04-2013 02:02 AM 786 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-04-2013 02:53 PM

Great bench. I have wanted to build a similar one, but my wife says we don’t have room. I guess I have to find someone that needs one like you did.

It is always good to have some place to sit to put your shoes off and an and that is great for that too!!

Thanks for sharing! Go Jayhawks!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 12-04-2013 02:55 PM

This is a wonderful piece and you did a great job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Fishinbo

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#3 posted 12-09-2013 03:59 PM

Great looking and well crafted hall bench! Great design, beautiful wood choice and finish. It will be a family heirloom for sure. Great job!

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