The Deacon’s Bench makes a great addition to any entrance way. Approximately 16” deep by 30” long it provides a great place to sit and put on your footwear, not to mention the inside storage for scarves, hats, gloves and such. The rock solid construction will stand up to years of use. I built this Deacon’s bench using ash however any hardwood would work well. The frame and panel construction provides you with many finishing options. One option might be to use panels of a contrasting species just to add to the design appeal. Some may add a secondary cabinet on top with a built in mirror and coat hooks. In my case the space did not allow for the upright cabinet above. There is also a sliding tray inside to help keep articles sorted out. Enjoy!
"If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry."