Entryway Cubby from Book

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About This Project

I have been wanting to build an entryway cubby for some time now and was excited to see these plans in the book! (Awesome job, by the way!). I modified the plans to fit my entryway space and also used all wood left over from other projects. I added the wood top too. Now I just have to figure out how to hang it!

I'm actually in the process of finishing the Apothecary media console so I used this project to test out the finish I was thinking about using.

Paint: Behr Premium Plus in Beluga, Flat finish
Wood stain: Minwax Dark Walnut, 2-3 coats (I did pre-condition the wood before staining)
Poly: Rustoleum Ultimate Soft Touch Matte

I love the Rustoleum soft touch poly-it dries so beautifully.
I did glaze the edges, too.

I'm planning to build the bench next and finally my entryway will be organized (hard with a 2 1/2 year old!)

All pine, Purebond Plywood for the back
Required Skill Level: 
Beginner
Estimated Time Investment: 
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Finish Used: 
Paint: Behr in Beluga, flat Stain: Minwax Dark Walnut Poly: Rustoleum Soft Touch Ultimate in Matte Used a glaze over the edges
Estimated Cost: 
Nothing, I used left over wood from other projects