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Hey everyone! It's been awhile. I just finished installing these dining room bench seats today and wanted to share. These were built in the shop, then delivered and installed. The basic construction is 3/4" sanded (cabinet, paint grade) plywood with solid Poplar for some parts such as the ledge at the top of the back support and the applied quarter-round molding around the edges of the seats.

The seats lift, using piano hinges and there's lots of storage space underneath. It's not true frame-and-panel construction - the "frames" are just 1/4" material applied to the surface of the plywood.

Sorry I didn't think to take pics with the seats lifted. The piano hinges work great though.

This was a tough install - built in two pieces to be joined at the corner after transport. The walls were everything imaginable; out of square, out of plumb, floor had some major dips. The baseboard had to be scribed along the floor and cut at a slight arch along the bottom. After a lot of shims and a bit of caulk though, it turned out great. Client's happy. I'm happy. Life is good.

Thanks for looking!

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Very good looking benches, Scott!!

Cheers. Jim
 

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Great job very clean…..
 

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Very Nice Work Scott!
 

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Did you use solid Poplar for the rails and stiles? Did you use 1/4 inch plywood for the panels?

Looks clean and good use of materials keeping expenses low, I have a lot to learn in that department.
 
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