Entryway Bench

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Project by Napaman posted 06-27-2020 04:54 AM 928 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bench I created for my entryway. In California we don’t have Mudrooms…but with winter rain it still nice to have a place to drop your stuff.

I designed this piece to be both practical and beautiful and I am really proud of this one. I wanted a place for us to be able to drop off shoes, jackets, umbrellas, hats and backpacks at the door instead of all over.

This was the first time I made dados for case work. The first time I biscuit joined pieces, and my first butterfly.I learned a lot!

1. bench slab: big leaf maple
2. Plywood case: maple ply
3. Coat hanger cross piece: sapelle
4. Trim pieces: mahogany
5. Arm rests: walnut
6. Green sides: biscuit joined pine

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#1 posted 06-27-2020 05:49 AM

beautiful but maybe too much wine seems your all sideways-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 06-27-2020 06:23 AM

Awesome job!

-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 06-27-2020 08:15 AM

Nice work, I like the green side panels, nice contrast. Love the 3 legged octopus on the sides.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#4 posted 06-27-2020 01:36 PM

This is a great piece of work. It’s handsome and useful. Thanks for sharing.

P. S.

I see some of your pictures are sideways. That’s happened to me on this site too. What’s up with that?

Again thanks for sharing a great piece of furniture.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#5 posted 06-27-2020 04:28 PM

Napa Man A great looking bench with all of the places to put “STUFF”

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#6 posted 06-27-2020 04:56 PM

...a place to drop off jackets and umbrellas…

Not something you guys need much on the west coast!

Love the butterfly insert!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 06-27-2020 09:53 PM

Nice project beautifully executed Matt. That sapele board steals the show!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#8 posted 06-28-2020 02:04 AM

That is quite a collection of woods. I like the way the sapelle just shines.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#9 posted 06-30-2020 11:43 PM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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