The Chamberlain Hall Bench

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Project by lobro4 posted 10-17-2020 08:13 PM 454 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a custom build for my niece. She and her husband have two great little ones and their young family needed a space to put all those shoes and coats and backpacks that would otherwise become clutter.
After lots of looking, there were very few plans out there that I could find for inspiration so it was time to go to the pencil and paper and a set of measurements. Man—- maybe I over-engineered it, but there’s a lot of architecture here. I would hazard to guess it’s the largest thing I’ve ever built. I am quite pleased with the result.
Overall Dimensions are 67” w x 87” h. The bench is 16 1/2” deep and 20” high. The upper case is 12” deep. Lots of domino joints throughout. Lots of grooves that had to be carefully lined up for dividers and the upper shelf.
The bench top is 1” thick clear pine with GF Dark Brown dye and 4 layers of GF High Performance Gloss sprayed on. The bench and hall tree are 3/4” poplar. Pre milled bead board used for the panels. Pre milled baseboard and crown molding. Two coats of GF White Undercoat followed by 2 coats of GF Brushable Enamel Bright White.
Don’t ask me how I know but if you drop the upper case trying to get it in the truck for delivery, you just might have to redo the crown moulding!
Thanks for looking.

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!

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#1 posted 10-17-2020 08:39 PM

Looks very well done.

-- Petey

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#2 posted 10-18-2020 01:45 AM

That is a big build. Nice work.

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#3 posted 10-19-2020 02:41 PM

Good work! I’m building one of these on a larger scale right now!

-- Pete

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