Construct a cute little shoe bench that will look great in your foyer.
Imagine what it would be like to store your snow boots or muddy sneakers in an entryway bench with shoe storage the next time you go home and muddy up a boot tray, rug, or store-bought shelf with them. Now try to imagine how much better it would feel to store those shoes in something that was aesthetically pleasing. Construct this bench by hand using only simple tools and fundamental woodworking techniques!
To make this entryway bench with storage for shoes will take approximately one hour, give or take a few minutes.
Materials you’ll need:
- 1 sheet of 3/4-inch plywood measuring 4 feet by 4 feet
- Wood glue
- A few 8d finish nails, or approximately 25 of them if you’re keeping track
The following are the steps you need to take to make your entryway bench with storage for shoes:
Remove some of the plywood. Do you need a review on the proper way to cut it? Gain knowledge from our resident guru, Spike.
The following are the parts that you will need:
- The top is 13 by 26 inches.
- Two Faces: 12 inches wide by 15 inches long
- Back: 22 and a half by 15 inches
- Two shelves measuring 11-1/4 inches deep by 22-1/2 inches wide
Apply wood glue to the seams in the wood. If you are familiar with the ins and outs of wood glue, you will be able to speed up this process.
Finish nail size 8d should be used to adhere the joints together. When using a nail set, you need to make sure that the nail is driven just a little bit below the surface (or pneumatic nailer if you have one).
Before you begin the project, familiarising yourself with these techniques for using a finish nailer will set you up for success. If you want the bench to turn out correctly, you need to be sure to follow this order.
- To attach it to the rear, nail through the sides.
- Nail through the top into the sides and the back of the object.
- Make a note of where the two shelves are located.
- Put nails into the shelves through the side panels.
Fill the nail holes with wood putty and smooth them down (and any other imperfections in the wood). You make this procedure go more smoothly, you should be sure to utilise wood filler of the highest possible quality. Sand any areas that are rough.
Priming, then painting! After the seat has been constructed, you can prime, paint, or stain it to make it go in with your foyer.