After much success with completing the Buffet table, I had my sights set on completing another companion piece. Our room was desperately lacking a bench to sit on and a place to store shoes near the door. Back to the SketchUp I went and I hobbled together this model of a bench to illustrate to my father-in-law what I intended to build. He provided some suggestions about the sides and shelving section of the piece, leading us filling in the side and back with wooden frame panels instead of spindles as shown in the mock-up. As the piece is constructed of red oak, even without the spindles on the side, the piece matches nicely with the other red oak pieces in the room.
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