Another project completed a few years ago was a half-Deacon’s bench for our hallway built with my father-in-law’s help. The bench features a small seating area as well as two drawers to hold catalogues and other stuff. It was constructed with a frame of poplar and skinned with real red oak. Drawer fronts were constructed of rail-and-stile technique (but using flat lauan panels). The top and sides were constructed of quarter-inch oak-skinned plywood.