High-Back Hall Bench
Solid frame and panel construction makes this bench as sturdy as it is attractive.
A hallway storage bench that also offers a place to hang coats is a practical and good-looking solution to entryway clutter. And this high-back bench is sure to get lots of admiring looks in any location. It's also a great project to give your shop skills a workout. Both the bench and the upper assembly use frame and panel construction with stub tenon and groove joinery. The choice of wood also contributes to the classic look. We used riftsawn oak for the frames and plywood panels. We’ve also included an option for building a simplified bench. Either way, this piece is sure to be a welcome addition to any home.
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What You Get:
- 15 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 70 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Includes a two-page article on stub tenon & groove joinery
- Cutting diagram and material list
- Retail sources for all project supplies
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.