Shoe Benches by Woodistry

How we design shoe benches at Woodistry

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Nuribako Shoe Bench

This is one of Woodistry's designed for lower priced shoe benches for lower priced that look good and strong enough to hold the weight of two grown men.

Both sides have a hand painted Japanese / Chinese character, one side is "Love" and the other side is "Happiness".

The shoe bench holds about 8 pairs of adult shoes. These shoe benches are shipped as Ready-To-Assemble, but we assemble and disassemble each one in our studio to make sure that everything fits together perfectly. Assembly only requires a Philips screwdriver. We design and build everything to be high quality, so we use only the best all metal Hafele RTA hardware with brass inserts for the connecting bolts. More information.

Tansu Styled Shoe Bench, Limited Edition

One of Woodistry's new Tansu Shoe Bench series is in combination of solid Ash for the top, legs and trim and ebonized Oak for the cabinet.

The shoe bench holds about 8 to 10 pairs of adult shoes and is shipped as Ready-To-Assemble, but we assemble and disassemble each one in our studio to make sure that everything fits together perfectly. Assembly only requires a Philips screwdriver. We design and build everything to be high quality, so we use only the best all metal Hafele RTA hardware with brass inserts for the connecting bolts. More information.

Tansu Custom Shoe Bench One

This beautiful deluxe version of Woodistry ’s Tansu II is ready to go, there is no waiting. We’ve built this unit as a backup for a client in Manhattan who is very pleased with his piece. It is created with solid Quartersawn Red Oak for the top and trim, book-matched solid Jarrah for the sides and back panels and Riftsawn Red Oak plywood for the shelf, and its dimensions are 42” W x 18” D x 17” H.

The legs and side rails are all connected using mortise and tenon joinery. This getabako (shoe bench in Japanese) looks good from every angle. As such they also make terrific little coffee tables.

Tansu II Shoe Bench Cherry

These benches hold about 8 to 10 pairs of adult shoes. This shoe bench looks so nice that we have had a number of people buy them to use as coffee tables - even in million dollar homes! This is why we would like to show the rear view of the bench as well as the front. These look terrific from every angle, the views are available if you click on the image.

Tansu Custom Shoe Bench

This  Japanese Tansu inspired shoe bench is made with quartersawn White Oak and Wenge.  This getabako is one of our custom products. As such they are more expensive. It is handcrafted one at a time to your exact specifications for size and materials. Click on the image for information.

For this bench the side and rear panels are book matched solid Wenge.  The shelves are oak plywood trimmed in solid wood. Mortise and tenon construction is used to connect the legs with the side, front and back rails. This particular unit was sold at a gallery in Escondido, CA to a client who uses it as a Tansu coffee table. More information.

Dimensions: 17" high x 19"deep x 42" wide
Approximate Weight: 65 lbs.

Vista Shoe Bench Tall

This Shaker influenced shoe bench is the taller version of the bench that comes with two shelves.

The bench holds about 12 to 15 pairs of adult shoes. These shoe benches are shipped as Ready-To-Assemble, but we assemble and disassemble each one in our studio to make sure that everything fits.together perfectly. Assembly only requires a Philips screwdriver. We design and build everything to be high quality, so we use only the best all metal Hafele RTA hardware with brass inserts for the connecting bolts. These will easily assemble in about 15 minutes.

Kami Shoe Bench in White with Black Cutout

Inspiration for Woodistry's shoe bench designs comes from a lot of different places. The pattern for the sides of our new Kami bench is a stylization of a Japanese Torii gate. The torii gates are typically found at the entrance of Shinto shrines. Kami is the Japanese word for spirits, but it can also be translated to mean gods. So, you might say that this getabako was inspired by “God”.

Mac Shoe Bench

This shoe bench is our own interpretation of Mackintosh design. You have a choice of two different cutout patterns for the side panels. The bench meets our high standards for quality and it  comes with two adjustable shelves.