My White Mudroom Bench

This was my attempt at the 'Build an Entryway Bench...' project. It was also my first Ana White build.

A few notes:

- I had to modify the length of the bench in order to fit the 12 x 16 inch wire baskets I bought off eBay. Basically, I added 5.25" to all the horizontal pieces.
- I used a jigsaw to the the half-oval cut-outs on the bottom pieces. I got this idea from a similar bench from the Pottery Barn website.
- I routed the front edge of the seat with a round-over bit.
- I also routed the inner edge of the top with a core box bit.

It was amazing how quickly this went with the right tools and a couple mornings. Thanks for checking it out!


Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
White Pine - middle grade and top choice for 1x4's
Finish Used
Oil-based enamel, satin finish, "Snowfall" color.
Recommended Skill Level

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