Have been wanting to build this coat rack for over a year. Had to postpone all building when my mom became ill and was in the hospital for 9 months. She is home now and is healthy. Back to building! The room is 6 ft x 6 ft. My project is 7ft high x 5 ft wide x 12in. deep. When it gets warmer I can sand it. I am going to paint it white. Bench seat lifts up for added shoe storage.