Entryway bench

The entryway in my house is kind of small.  But, like most entryways, it still gets cluttered with shoes.  So, this weekend’s project: make an entryway bench with a shoe rack.  Since I don’t have the materials on hand, I’ve been playing around with Sketchup and came up with some different designs.  I posted on lumberjocks.com to get some design feedback and the one on the right seems to be the one folks like.  You can check out the post here.

entryway bench variations
entryway bench variations

I have to make a trip to HomeDepot for materials today or tomorrow and I’ll probably have to ask my neighbor to help me rip the boards to size.  Since I have time to wait, maybe I’ll see if I can come up with an alternative.

 

What do you think?