Entryway Bench and Cubby and Coat Rack

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Project by UpstateNYdude posted 02-27-2020 07:35 PM 807 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished this project about a month or two ago, I don’t have any in progress photos as I had to haul stuff out of my cold garage into my basement to glue up and then prime and paint. It took me about 3-4 months to build on and off between work and kids. The upper cubby/coat hook thingy is constructed of 3/4” plywood dual layered including the corbels on the side (I didn’t have poplar or maple thick enough ) then veneered with maple, the face frame is poplar along with the edging for the top. Then it was all sprayed in Sherwin Williams Ultra white. The bench top is constructed of salvaged white oak edge glued, it is atop regular framing 2×4s for the bench construction which was faced with poplar and 1/2” plywood along the under cubbys. The oak bench top is secured below using domino buttons secured to the domino mortised in the bench and then screwed to the top (this is so I can repair the scratches/dings my kids put in everything).

Overall my wife is happy with it and now I’m on to the next 50 projects. Here I come floating linen closet shelving.

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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#1 posted 02-27-2020 09:18 PM

That is a great project. You did a very nice job. Adding value to your home too. I have done a few floating shelves. I had this period of time where all my projects had a floating aspect to them. LOL.

-- Petey

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#2 posted 02-28-2020 02:28 PM

Between Target and Pinterest my wife keeps me busy with “ideas”, that and she has a healthy obsession with bins as you can see she filled the cubbies about 30 minutes after that was put to the wall with new ones from you guessed it, Target lol.

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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#3 posted 03-02-2020 02:26 PM

Wow – that’s really sharp – congratualtions!

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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