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Comment by Kathleen Bell on January 16, 2015 at 10:05am


Thank you so much for this information.  I'm going home today and do some drawings on the wall to get a rough idea of what I need.  I'll shop for my baskets this weekend.  I'm sick of this spot being the dumping ground.  It's time to get it done!  Thanks again.

Comment by rich b. on December 11, 2014 at 6:43am

Hi Kathleen, the unit is 66" wide and 99 " tall  . the seat is 19" above floor. The open lockers, the three storage compartment at the top and under the bench are  21" wide.the lockers are 461/2 " tall.the top row of storage 21" wide x 14" tall.  the middle row of storage is 12 1/2 " wide  x 13" tall  the bench top is maple and the rest is poplar. the paint is a custom white that there builder used on the rest of the house. the sizes for the bin was decided by what baskets to use and how many . she gave me a bunch to choose from.the row with 5 baskets has 1/2 dividers every thing else is 3/4 capped with 1 1/4 boards. the 2 legs are a solid 1 1/2 wide. I really hope this helps  and feel free to ask for any more info  .good luck with yours   Rich

Comment by Kathleen Bell on December 5, 2014 at 11:06am


Thank you so much for the reply.  I would love to have some general dimensions.  I'm going to start drawing marks on the wall, such as bench height (what feels comfortable) and the height of the cubby's etc.  I think I need to buy the baskets so I can get more exact dimensions.  I love how you did the "feet".  I've seen these built in's with the wood going to the floor.  I love how your's look like decorative feet.  I love molding and I have a huge space so I'm going to build out the side walls a little bit so I can have beefier crown.  I really appreciate your time.  

Comment by rich b. on December 5, 2014 at 1:14am

Hi Kathleen, thanks  it turned out great. I don't really have any plans just a sketch I did with the home owners,but they are good friends and I will be there this weekend . I can get some dimentions if you would like.

Comment by Kathleen Bell on December 4, 2014 at 2:29pm


I love everything about this. You wouldn't happen to have any rough plans you would like to share would you?  Maybe you could give some dimensions like total height, height of bench etc.  Obviously width and depth would vary depending on space, but this is exactly what I want to do in our "mudroom."  Great job.

Comment by Jay Boutwell on April 28, 2014 at 8:00am

Rich, this is very nice and well designed your craftsmanship is excellent.  I like the contrast of the dark and light materials.  The storage system is especially nice as it offers upper and lower storage as well as a traditional " hang up" space for coats, sweaters and wraps.   Thanks for showing your work.

Comment by rich b. on April 27, 2014 at 10:37pm
Thanks ,love to see it when your done,I was just asked about another bench for a new cust.
Comment by Riki Hammer on April 27, 2014 at 10:34pm

very nice. About to embark on a similar project.

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