Hanging locker and storage bench

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Project by Dan Nolan posted 09-08-2013 06:47 PM 2633 views 10 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We needed some major help storing coats, boots, shoes, gloves, etc. My wife liked the look of the things you could buy from Pottery Barn and other stores like it…but I didn’t like the prices. They were pretty easy to build – my own design. Size was based on the bins my wife purchased. It’s all 3/4” ply with poplar trim, painted white. The aluminum skids were added after the fact because heavy use was wearing the paint off the bench. The bench cushion was ordered on-line from a custom cushion maker. Between the bins, cushion, wood and paint, there’s about $300 invested in it. Much better than then $900 major retailers wanted.

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#1 posted 09-08-2013 06:50 PM

Very nice build and a good design as well.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 09-11-2013 01:29 AM

Nice project. You got a much better product building it yourself than you would have gotten from pottery barn.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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#3 posted 09-12-2013 01:54 PM

Great looking and functional build. Well crafted and way better than the store bought ones. It will surely serve the whole family for a long time. Great work!

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