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  • 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. Project Steps

    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)

    2. Step: 2

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      Step 1: Make a notch in the base leg support using a jig saw.

    3. Step: 3

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

    4. Step: 4

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      Step 3: Make taper in back leg using a jig saw.

    5. Step: 5

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    6. Step: 6

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      Step 4: 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

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      Step 5: Attach seat cross support to leg pieces using wood glue and 2 1/2” pocket hole screws.

    9. Step: 9

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      Step 6: Attach base cross support into notches using wood glue and 1 ¼” countersunk screws from underside.

    10. Step: 10

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      Step 7: Attach seat and back piece to leg pieces using wood glue and 1 ¼” countersunk screws.

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