DIY Industrial Entry Shoe Bench – Does your entryway give a great first impression? Does its style match the rest of your house? is usually this specific clean, organized, in addition to functional? If not (or if so), you might love this specific simple DIY industrial entryway bench, fully equipped with awesome shoe storage. Sadly, our entryway had struggled for some time. currently of which kids are back in school, I decided this specific was the perfect time to get my house back in some kind of order, in addition to the entryway was first on the list.
I love my completely new entryway bench for many reasons – its industrial style, its built-in shoe storage in addition to organization, in addition to its simplicity to build. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on building such a piece yourself. Enjoy!
- Two 2×8 boards cut to your desired bench length (example uses an 8’ board cut exactly in half)
- Four 2×8 boards cut to 17” long
- 2-1/2” wood screws (or different screws successful with Kreg jig use)
- Wire grating
- Wire snips
- Wood glue (optional)
- Equipment: Kreg jig, power drill, clamps, staple gun
Note: The 17” leg height is usually a standard size for chair-height; however, you may increase or decrease this specific length for your four legs as meets your needs in addition to space constraints. Begin by determining the positioning of your top bench pieces (the 4’ lengths). When you choose the sides you want on top, flip them over. Using your Kreg jig to drill holes into the long side of the underside of one top bench piece. Space your holes 6”-8” apart for best support. Set the two top bench pieces aside.
Match up your four leg pieces (the 17” lengths) into pairs. Determine which side you want facing outward in addition to which side you want on the inside of the bench. Also, pay attention to where the knots fall – these are harder to drill into with accuracy, so this specific’s recommended you place the knots on the bottom in addition to toward the outer edges if possible. On the inside face of one board per pair (so, two boards total), drill one to three holes on the long side. These will be used to attach the two leg boards together.
When the long-side hole(s) are drilled, this specific’s time to drill the leg-top bench connector holes. You’ll want two or three per board, along the top in addition to inner side of each 17” leg piece. When finished, you should have two sets of leg boards. There should be one to three holes drilled on one of the boards to connect this specific to the different leg board, then four to six holes (total) to connect the two boards to the top of the bench. If you lack large enough clamps, here is usually one of two ways you can get a smooth joint: With its underside facing upward, clamp the board without screw holes to a secure surface. Clamps should be on what will be the outer edge of the bench (not the center, where the screws will connect the boards).
Congratulations! Your bench is usually made in addition to is usually ready for finishing. At this point, you can stain this bench, paint the bench, or simply clear coat the bench – whatever you want to do. Check out this bench article on how to stain wood, if you’re interested in going of which route.