Building Shoe Storage Bench Entryway


Shoe storage bench entryway is the ideal furniture for a porch, mudroom or wardrobe because they provide seating while removing your shoes, as well as a place to store them out of place. While an entrance hall is a traditional place for a built-in storage bench, the bench would not be in place in a bedroom, living room or kitchen, and would certainly come in handy.


Form two 15-inch plywood boards and two 16-inch planks with a 48-inch plywood in a rectangular box with the smaller end-piece recessed inner edges of the larger pieces to make the corners of the box. Glue the corners of the shoe storage bench entryway together and secure them with 3 evenly spaced 1 5/8 inch tire screws through each joint. Center one side of a 40-inch hinge along the 48-inch edge of a piece of 17-inch 48-inch plywood, which is the lid on the storage bin. Secure the hinge to the lid with half-inch tire screws.

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Center the lid over the box, which will have a half-inch lip at the front, and attach the other half of the hinge to the back of the box. Paint the box and cover and allow drying according to the color manufacturer’s instructions. Locate wall controls where you want to install the shoe storage bench entryway. Place the box in position pressed right up against the wall, and fasten it on the wall through the inside of the back of the box in the wall stud positions with 3 evenly spaced 2 5/8 inch tire screws.

Tips and warnings

If you have bottom plate, you can either trim the back of the box so that it sits on top of the BMC or remove some of the BMC to enable the bench. You can also continue the BMC around the bench box for a decorative touch. Use panel casting to decorate the side and the front of the bench.

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