Oak Jewelry Box

Oak Jewelry Box with hidden drawer

Oak Jewelry Box with hidden drawer

This Jewelry Box is made from red oak and is finished with golden oak stain and a urethane finish. The lid is hinged to access the top compartment with three drawers below. There is a secret hidden drawer in the bottom to keep your special valuables.

Each compartment and drawer is lined with dark green felt and has a cushioned felt bar to hold and display your rings.

 

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Tall Oak Jewelry Box

tall Oak Jewelry Box with 4 drawers lined with felt

tall Oak Jewelry Box with 4 drawers lined with felt
This Jewelry Box is made from red oak and is finished with amber shellac. The lid is hinged to access the top compartment with three drawers below. There is a secret hidden drawer in the bottom to keep your special valuables and is only accessed from underneath via a sliding dovetailed locking mechanism.

Each compartment and drawer is lined with dark green felt and has a cushioned felt bar to hold and display your rings.

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Coat Rack – Wall Hanging With Storage

Wall Hanging Coat Rack With Cubbies

Wall Hanging coat rack with cubbies Custom made by Brian Benham

This wall hanging storage coat rack with art display shelf, was built to hang above a craftsman style bench I built for a Denver client’s entryway. It is made out of oak and stained to compliment the clients existing woodwork. You can customize your stain color by using the “Customize Order” tab, and fill out the form with what changes and stain colors you would like.

The coat rack has five double coat hooks installed to fit up ten coats. It also features cubies that are approximately 10″ wide 8″ tall and 12″ deep to accommodate the use of wicker baskets to store gloves and hats. Again, you can customize this configuration through the Customize order tab.

My favorite feature of this coat rack is the top shelf. Unlike most wall hanging cabinets, I built the crown molding flush with the top so you can display your favorite pieces of art on the top shelf without it being hidden behind the crown molding.

For easy installation, the shelf is attached to the wall using a hidden French cleat system.

Sizes are approximate

22″ tall

60″ wide

13″ deep

 

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Ebonized Credenza

Credenza set up like a liquor bar in a loft

Credenza set up like a liquor bar in a loft

The client I built this for likes to entertain and will be using this credenza as a bar in her loft. The inspiration for this design came from a piece she saw in an import shop in her neighborhood. The original piece was the wrong size, poorly built and a bit to rustic for her taste. The design aspect she liked the best was the natural wood grate on the doors contrasting the stark black case.

After considering her entertainment needs and style cues from the import shop, I came up with a new furniture design, and custom made this credenza for her.

I made the main body from white oak, stained black and applied a satin poly finish top coat. The grid work on the doors is made from alder with a sprayed on satin lacquer.

In the left side of the credenza has a shallow drawer for her to store her cocktail napkins, corkscrew, and other supplies she may need when entertain. The draw slides are wood rails; she will never have to worry about them wearing out as plastic slides do.

The right hand side of the credenza has an adjustable shelf. The adjustment mechanism is a custom handmade wooden ladder system that supports the shelf.

The doors are held closed with magnets inlayed into the back of the door and a corresponding magnet on the edge of the bottom shelf.

Because it is going into a loft, I finished the back so if the customer wanted to use it to divide the space it would look good from all sides.

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Green and Green Side Table

Custom drawer pull steam bent walnut

oak side table custom made by Brian Benham

This side table was inspired by the Green and Green style of arts and crafts furniture. I broke from the style and splayed the legs to add an elegant stance to the table.

It is made of white oak and has a clear satin finish. The handle is made from steam bent walnut. The plugs on the breadboard ends are made from ebony.

Sizes are approximate

30″ tall
40″ wide
12″ deep

 

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