Bench

I made a simple bench, with a place for storage bins, nothing fancy just practical. Its 6ft long, and made of 2 2×12×8ft long boards. I started by ripping the boards in half.

This gave me my main pieces the top. I then took the left over and started cutting the legs into a 1.5×2 pieces.

I made some pocket holes and started making the lower frames.

Once i had the 2 frames i had to make the center braces, again pocket holes were used.

I then clamped on the top pieces, i wanted to make it sturdy, so used more 1.5×2 strips to connect everything.

I had to leave it like that for a week as i went on vacation, well i got back at it today, finished the sanding, and ended up with this.

Dont know if you can tell but i rounded over the outsides edges, so they wont hurt your legs as you sit.

Woods: pine

Tools: miter saw table saw router kreg pocket hole jig

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Thorreain ...

Nice bench. Well done.

Jeff Vandenberg ...

Love the wood grain. That’s pretty cool idea. Great work.

TonyCan ...

Thanks guys.

TonyCan ...

Update, i revamped this bench a little, i wanted to paint it, and i really wasnt digging those totes on it. Here is what i turned it into.

a1jim ...

Quick and easy,but it looks great.

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