Breezeway Boot Bench

This simple but elegant little bench will be equally at home in your breeze-way, on your porch or even in your entryway. It's a great place to sit while slipping boots on or off, bundling up the children or catching your breath after that brisk walk. The hinged seat provides easy access to the inner ventilated compartment with its aromatic cedar slatted bottom—a perfect place for storing wet boots or extra shoes.

Boot Bench

Vital Statistics: Breezeway Boot Bench

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TYPE: Breezeway boot bench OVERALL SIZE: 36V2W by 21V4D by 32H MATERIAL: White oak, aromatic cedar JOINERY: Butt joints reinforced with screws and nails CONSTRUCTION DETAILS:

■ Bench front and back comprised of multiple panels spaced apart to improve air ventilation

■ Bench bottom made of slatted cedar to promote drainage

■ Seat mounted on piano hinge to provide access to inner storage compartment

FINISHING OPTIONS: Stain topcoated with penetrating UV protectant sealer e

PREPARING STOCK 1-2 hours

Building time

PREPARING STOCK 1-2 hours

CUTTING PARTS

3-5 hours

FINISHING 3-4 hours

TOTAL: 14-22 hours

Tools you'll use

Table saw

Jointer

Jig saw

Drill/driver

3/8-in.-dia. plug cutter

Clamps

Combination square

Pneumatic nail gun or hammer and nailset

Flush-trimming saw

Shopping list

□ 11/2 x 36-in. brass-plated piano hinge, brass screws

O Wood glue

□ Finishing materials f5reezeway Boot Beneh

Easy Boot Bench

Breezeway Boot Bench Cutting List

Part No.

A. Front/back slats 10'

Size Material

3/4 x 5Wx 14 in. White oak

B. Long cleats

4

3/4 x 11/2 x 29 in. "

C. Short cleats

,4

3/4 x 11/2 x 13!/2 in. "

D. Bottom slats

20

3/4 x 1 x 131/2 in. Aromatic cedar

E. Sides

2

1V4 x 151/4 x 151/2 in. White oak

F. Back supports

2

11/4 X5V2X 273/4 in.

G. Seat

1

11/4 x 151/4 x 36V2 in.

H. Back rest

1

11/4 x 51/2 x 33 V2 in. "

1. Fixed seat slat

1

1V4 x 3 x 36V2 in.

11/2" X 36" brass-plated piano hinge

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Boot Bench Plans

23/4"

23/4"

SIPE VIEW

FRONT VIEW

BACK SUPPORTS

BACK REST

ENDS

SEAT

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