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    Up next... The hall bench project.

    I spent a few hours over the past couple evenings playing with Sketchup. I want to build a hall bench and I think I've pretty much got things worked out. It's 42" long, 16" deep, 21" high to the bench, and 42" high to the top of the back panel. This one's gonna give my Kreg jig a good workout! LOL

    Here's what she looks like...

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    Nice design John, looking forward to see it come to life

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    I like the design too John. I may have to consider doing one of those as well. Would help with keeping the shoes picked up in the entry and give me a place to put mine on.
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    Are you going to allow the bench top to open up, like a chest?
    if so, and the bench is a rail/stile/panel, make sure theres no overhang in front of the front leg as your sketch up shows.the benchtop wont be able to open all the way.
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    Yep, got that covered Allen.

    There will be a fixed piece on either end of the lid that will wrap around the front of the arms. The lid will fit between those pieces and be free to open.
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    some of us learn the hard way, but I dont want to fess up to that.
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    at least you still remember allen so of us forgot till the second time of doing it
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    LOL

    We've ALL been there Allen.
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    Re: Up next... The hall bench project.

    I like Darrens idea of shoe storage but for that i would like to see the lower front face tilt out and down to allow access to the lower compartment for shoe storage.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    I like the design too John. Would help with keeping the shoes picked up in the entry and give me a place to put mine on.
    Only in your dreams Darren. Got one in my mud room and the kids shoes still end up in the kitchen
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