you do an internet search for "Deacon's Bench" you will find a host of
styles, with or without storage. That is why this latest addition to
the Gerrybuilt repertoire is simply called a "Storage Bench."
This was made
for customers who wanted to grace an entryway with a charming and
where they could stow their winter garments, books, or other items.
was to make a bench that happened to be a storage box, rather than to
a box that you could sit on. This way, when you look at it, you can say
"That's a bench!"
Storage area is
over 10 inches deep.
cleft in the lower case portion of the bench is to allow for seasonal
expansion and contraction of the wood. This is very important, given
the extremes in
temperature and humidity that a piece such as this will experience in
The upper and
lower boards of the sides are independently mortise and tenoned into
the legs, while
they fit into one another with an unglued tounge and groove joint to
for any movement.
one inch thick and can seat up to three adults.