Poplar Storage Bench With Sapele Top

I was asked by a friend to design and build a storage bench that would  have a large drawer and ample storage.  We settled on the idea of a poplar storage bench with legs and features like the wall island in my kitchen.  After some reworking of the joinery on the back of the piece to have a reasonable sized drawer while maintaining the furniture leg look I was able to integrate a 4 inch deep storage tray with a lift up lid.  The drawer is dovetailed maple and the top is made from my new favorite species Sapele.  I distressed the piece and polyurethaned to protect from further damage.

About penningtonmillworks
I am a pharmaceutical chemist during the day. On evenings and weekends I have a passion for all things home improvement and woodworking. I am always looking for a new challenging project!

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