Templates #5: Cushioned Bench Plans.....

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Blog entry by dakremer posted 04-14-2011 09:07 PM 5817 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hey guys. Here is a little “L” bench I designed for my neighbor. He does not know how to use Google Sketchup so I offered to help him with that, as long as he lets me help him build it! :) :)

A pretty generic bench, but I think they look nice, so thought I’d share it with you guys. We plan on using pine and MDF as it will all be painted anyways. The top will be 2 lift off lids (for storage underneath) that will sit inside the frame, recessed. We will make a couple thumb holes for easy lifting out

Joinery will be pocket screws and glue

The “L” is 5’ by 5’ to fit in a corner of their kitchen by the windows. A table will fit next to it. Enjoy. You can print the pictures out below, or you can PM me and I will send you the Sketchup file! Happy Building!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Mickey Cassiba

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#1 posted 04-14-2011 11:50 PM

Simple is good IMO. Have you thought about hinging the bench top for storage of little used stuff/emergency supplies. Space is always a premium, and in my little place, that would be an excellent place for such a stash.
Either way though, I’m sure your neighbor will be tickled with the finished product.

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#2 posted 04-15-2011 04:19 PM

yeah Mickey. The seats are going to lift off for storage. Their kitchen is lacking in storage space, so this wil be a most needed and welcome part of the bench! thanks for stopping by

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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