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09-23-2016 03:46 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tip question ash

I am building a little “hitching post” for my kindergartner. He needs a spot to put his bag, shoes, clothes for the next day, and a few other things. I came up with this design to flooring a friend gave me and so the final piece would look more open; if that makes sense. It’s really high quality unfinished white ash.

I chose the heights of the back because it fits under our kitchen island. The height of the “seat” was determined by the size of the kid’s backpack which will hang from the back. I plan on adding a coat hook in the middle or one on either end.

I’ve run into a problem with the lid. If I leave the spacing consistent with the rest of the piece, then the final piece will over hang to the point of possibly leaving not enough room to properly secure it. Here’s what I mean

Here’s the overview (the “seat” is a lid that will lift open)

A closeup of the final/first piece with consistent spacing

#1 ) make the seat boards butt up against one another

#2) space the boards a little closer, about half the width of the rest of the piece (the current spacing is the width of a construction pencil)

#3) trim a 1/16” off each board and use consistent spacing

#4) notch out the piece next to the back and use consistent spacing

#5) trim the piece next to the back and use consistent spacing on the rest.

Any thoughts? Suggestions? Comments? Also any thoughts on staining it? I’ve never stained ash, only my second time working with it, so I don’t know how it will look.

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#1 posted 09-23-2016 04:32 AM

I opt for #3, would not be very noticeable.

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