Entrancways are the first thing you see when you enter a house, let’s make it awesome right? This build is a tad long but there is a lot to cover. This guide covers building a modern entranceway bench starting with demolition through to the final product. This type of bench could be reworked to back up against a wall with little to no modification.
The wood used here is Acacia, which is readily available from many of the big box retailers now. The slabs I used were found on sale at half price! $137.00 CDN. This was likely because they were so badly warped which required extra time (and tooling) to resurface them back to being flat. The way the white trim butts up against the wood, any variations in the surface of the slab will be pronounced.
Let’s Get into it!
The project kicks of by demolishing the old entranceway bench which consisted of a large irrigation pipe, some drywall, and 2×4 framing.
With the old crap out of the way, we can assemble the new framing. This is all cut from standard, inexpensive 2×4 construction lumber.