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ENTRYWAY BENCH

  • October 17, 2016


This simple and functional entryway bench makes a great addition to our back door mudroom area just in time for the holidays. The perfect spot to rest all those packages and gifts that come through the door not to mention friends and family! I painted this bench a beautiful bright red color to add some holiday cheer and provide a calling beacon for those who need a spot to sit while putting on shoes. Do you have a spot in your home for an entryway bench? Perhaps a little extra seating for the holiday table?

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    1. Step: 1

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      Cut List: • 2 – 2x2 @ 9 3/8” long point measurement, one end 10 degree miter (base leg supports) • 2 – 2x3 @ 8” short point measurement, one end 10 degree miter (seat leg supports) • 2 – 2x3 @ 18 1/8” long point to long point, both ends 10 degree miter parallel (front legs) • 2 – 2x3 @ 36” (back legs) • 1 – 2x3 @ 35” (seat cross support) • 1 – 1x3 @ 42” (base cross support) • 1 – 1x6 @ 48” (back) • 1 – 1x12 @ 48” (seat)

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      Make a notch in the base leg support using a jig saw.

    3. Step: 3

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      Attach leg supports to front leg using wood glue and 2 1/2” pocket hole screws.

    4. Step: 4

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      Make taper in back leg using a jig saw.

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      Attach leg supports to back leg using wood glue and 2 1/2” pocket hole screws. Repeat steps 1 – 4 making 2 leg pieces.

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      Attach seat cross support to leg pieces using wood glue and 2 1/2” pocket hole screws.

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      Attach base cross support into notches using wood glue and 1 ¼” countersunk screws from underside.

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      Attach seat and back piece to leg pieces using wood glue and 1 ¼” countersunk screws.

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ENTRYWAY BENCH

by jaimecostiglio
Oct 17, 2016
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This simple and functional entryway bench makes a great addition to our back door mudroom area just in time for the holidays. The perfect spot to rest all those packages and gifts that come through the door not to mention friends and family! I painted this bench a beautiful bright red color to add some holiday cheer and provide a calling beacon for those who need a spot to sit while putting on shoes. Do you have a spot in your home for an entryway bench? Perhaps a little extra seating for the holiday table?

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
    Huge dab1c03b 63a7 4df1 875d d1db820d1934

    Cut List: • 2 – 2x2 @ 9 3/8” long point measurement, one end 10 degree miter (base leg supports) • 2 – 2x3 @ 8” short point measurement, one end 10 degree miter (seat leg supports) • 2 – 2x3 @ 18 1/8” long point to long point, both ends 10 degree miter parallel (front legs) • 2 – 2x3 @ 36” (back legs) • 1 – 2x3 @ 35” (seat cross support) • 1 – 1x3 @ 42” (base cross support) • 1 – 1x6 @ 48” (back) • 1 – 1x12 @ 48” (seat)

  2. Step: 2
    Huge 5b368bb5 712b 4d37 88b5 2894fe88302f

    Make a notch in the base leg support using a jig saw.

  3. Step: 3
    Huge 45a2c18b 787b 4b81 aa4c d1f217634465

    Attach leg supports to front leg using wood glue and 2 1/2” pocket hole screws.

  4. Step: 4
    Huge d786bdc3 8cb4 452e 9558 747409336540

    Make taper in back leg using a jig saw.

  5. Step: 5
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  6. Step: 6
    Huge e425065d 5141 4fa4 ae61 24e460c08368

    Attach leg supports to back leg using wood glue and 2 1/2” pocket hole screws. Repeat steps 1 – 4 making 2 leg pieces.

  7. Step: 7
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  8. Step: 8
    Huge 244990b9 4c6a 4bd0 b4b9 e019c5954ac6

    Attach seat cross support to leg pieces using wood glue and 2 1/2” pocket hole screws.

  9. Step: 9
    Huge 8514fe99 1307 4dc3 bdd4 2dbbb168f5a4

    Attach base cross support into notches using wood glue and 1 ¼” countersunk screws from underside.

  10. Step: 10
    Huge c329cd51 b9ae 4938 8694 9b26d27c089f

    Attach seat and back piece to leg pieces using wood glue and 1 ¼” countersunk screws.