This step by step diy woodworking project is about entryway bench plans. If you want to build a nice bench for your hallway and keep things really simple, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions that are presented in this article. In addition, it will be a great idea to check out the related furniture projects, as there are hundreds of plans to choose from and to get ideas.
If you don’t have an extensive expertise in the field, we recommend you to ask a skilled friend to give you a hand. Plan every aspect of the project from the very beginning, including the size and the design of the bench, if you want to get a professional result. Invest in quality lumber, such as pine, cedar or redwood, if you want to get the job done in a professional manner. Select the slats that are in a good condition and perfectly straight.
If you want to secure the boards together in a professional manner and to conceal the head of the screws, we recommend you to use a pocket hole jig. Work with attention and remove the residues before inserting the screws. Add waterproof glue to joints and remove the excess materials with a damp cloth. Sand the whole wooden surface with 120-grit sandpaper and apply a few coats of paint or stain.
Made from this plan
Building an entryway bench
- A – 1 piece of 1×12 lumber – 46 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 48″ long FRAME
- B – 2 pieces of 1×12 lumber – 18″ long, 2 pieces – 14 1/2″ long SIDES
- C – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 49 1/2″ long, 2 piece – 13″ long TRIMS
- D – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 12 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 49 1/2″ long TRIMS
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
- Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface
- One Day
Entryway Bench Plans
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the frame of the bench. As you can see in image, we recommend you to use 1×12 lumber and to check if the corners are right-angled, by using a carpentry square. Drill pocket hole at the top of the side components and at both ends of the bottom shelf.
Continue the project by fitting the partitions into place, as shown in the image. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the partitions and insert screws into the top and the bottom of the bench.
If you want to enhance the look of the entryway bench, we recommend you to fit 1×4 trims to the bottom of the bench, as shown in the image. Cut both ends of the components at 45 degrees, if you want to create rigid joints.
The next step of the project is to attach the trims to the top of the entryway bench, In order to enhance the look of the project. Align the components with great care, making sure the trims are level and secure them to the frame with finishing nails. Add waterproof glue to the joints if you want to create a rigid structure.
Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues.
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