Entryway Storage Bench And Wall Cubbies
Entryway storage bench and wall cubbies are the ideal piece of furniture for a porch, mudroom or closet because they provide seating while you take off your shoes, as well as a place to store them out of place. While the entrance is a traditional place for a built-in storage bench, the bench would not be out of place in a bedroom, living room or kitchen, and would certainly come in handy.
Form two planks of 15-inch by 16-inch plywood planks and two 16-inches by 48-inch plywood in a rectangular box with the smaller end pieces abutting the inner edges of the larger pieces to make the corners of the box. Glue corner joints in the box together and secure them with 3 equally spaced 1 5/8 inch deck screws through each joint.
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Center one side of a 40-inch hinge along the 48-inch edge of a piece of 17-inch by 48-inch plywood, which is the lid of the entryway storage bench and wall cubbies. Secure the hinge to the lid with half-inch deck screws. Center the cover of the box, which will have a half-inch lip at the front, and fixing the other half of the hinge to the back of the box.
Paint the box and lid and allow drying according to the paint manufacturer’s instructions. Locate the wall studs where you want to install the entryway storage bench and wall cubbies. Place the box in position pushed right up against the wall, and attached to the wall through the inside of the back of the box in the wall stud position with 3 equally spaced 2:05 a.m. / 8-inch deck screws.