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An organized home creates a relaxing space to nest. Bring order to busy entranceways by teaming up a RTA (ready-to-assemble) bench with a DIY (do it yourself) wall-mounted coat rack.

Hall MonitorAn organized home creates a relaxing space to nest. Bring order to busy entranceways by teaming up a RTA (ready-to-assemble) bench with a DIY (do it yourself) wall-mounted coat rack.

The bench provides cushioned seating with cubbies below for shoes, magazines, and sports gear; while the coat rack offers an attractive system for all your hang ups. Being organized never looked more beautiful!


What you'll need
  • 3 cube storage bench white 4810-078, espresso 4810-079
  • fabric storage drawers 2544-602 to 636

Tools

  • measuring tape 1048-330
  • table saw 1346-634
  • hammer 1030-308
  • drill 1240-062
  • screwdriver 1239-244

Materials

  • 3/8" spruce sheeting (4' x 8' cut to 35" x 78")
  • 1" x 8' outside corner moulding (2)
  • 1" x 6" pine (8')
  • ceiling cove (8')
  • 3 1/2" tongue and groove beadboard strips (10)
  • construction adhesive 2030-475
  • caulking gun 2034-035
  • 1 1/4" finishing nails 2134-069
  • coat hooks (4) shown: brushed nickel 2375-138
  • 2 1/2" screws 2174-621
  • Beauti-Tone Cabinet and Furniture paint (colour shown: White Smile)

Here's How

  1. Cut the plywood to 35" x 78".
  2. Cut the beadboard strips to 78" lengths. Glue and nail the strips vertically to the plywood.
  3. Cut a 36 1/2" length of 1" x 6" pine. Glue and nail it flush to the top of the beadboard with a 3/4" overhang on each side.
  4. Measure from the bottom of the 1" x 6 " pine to the bottom of the beadboard. Cut two pieces of the outside corner moulding to size. Glue and nail both corners in place.
  5. Measure the width between the corner mouldings. Cut 1" x 6" pine to size. Glue and nail in place for the coat hooks.
  6. Mitre the corners of the ceiling cove to the front width of 36 1/2", and two 3/4" side widths, flush to the back. Glue and nail in place.
  7. Paint with Beauti-Tone Cabinet and Furniture paint (colour shown: White Smile)
  8. Attach coat hooks. Secure the panel to the wall and position the bench in front.