Mudroom area by my front door. Perfect for removing shoes, hanging jackets, etc.
For the top I used two old cabinets that were on their way to the trash. It was easy to build shelves between them.
For the back I used beadboard from Home Depot. It was 1/4" thick and 4x8.
The bench pulls out easily, because there is an outlet behind it, and an air register beneath it. (That's why I left the front toe-kick open.)
The rail with hooks came pre-assembled from Home Deopt, but I had to paint it black.
After one coat of finishing wax I sanded edges to get the antiqued look. Then I applied a second coat of finishing wax.
For the finishing wax: simply rub on with a rag, wait 10 minutes, then use a clean rag to rub in the direction of wood grain to get a nice polish.