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Forum topic by tealetm posted 12-08-2016 03:43 PM 394 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-08-2016 03:43 PM

So I’m getting to the point in my mudroom remodel where i need to put in our built in bench. The countertop on top of the cabinet that houses the mini-refrigerator (what is currently covered with tools in the picture) will be solid cherry finished with high gloss Waterlox to match the ones I’ve made in the rest of the house. All the paneling will be painted (white). The paneling is in progress and consists of 1/8” panelboard with board and batten pieces jointed with pocket holes. The cabinets are my first attempt at cabinets and are simply 3/4” birch with pine shaker style doors.

What would you all suggest for a bench between the cabinets, where the heater is? I’m thinking an open bottomed bench so we can shove shoes and the like under it- I’d make ledgers and brackets to support the bench and obviously cut out the styles where the bench would hit the wall. Would you make the bench out of cherry plywood versus solid cherry? If so, what would you do for the front edge to hide the ply?

I was considering a 3/4” layer of regular ply with a 1/2” layer of cherry ply glued to the top. Then maybe attach a strip of solid cherry to the front to create a nosing of sorts? I’m not sure how that joint would look, and I’m nervous of trying to make it flush without having to sand through the cherry veneer layer of the plywood…

Thanks for the help!

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#1 posted 12-08-2016 05:40 PM

What about a solid slab? Wood I have too much movement problems?

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