Storage Bench

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Project by gtpreacher posted 10-23-2011 05:01 AM 1487 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter, a kindergarten teacher, had an old bench that had been salvaged from a roadside trash pile. She used it for storage and seating in her classroom. It was very cheaply made – it was stapled together and the back and bottom were cardboard. It was about to fall apart, and she asked if I could repair it. I told her that I would rather make her a new one that was a little more substantial. This is the result. It is made of pine with a half-inch plywood bottom and quarter-inch plywood back. It should withstand most anything that her 5-year-old students can dish out.

-- Phil, North Carolina

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#1 posted 10-23-2011 10:12 AM

This is lovely,I can just see the kids enjoying it.

-- Leanne, Australia,

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#2 posted 10-23-2011 07:14 PM

Very nice, Phil! I like the side design, but the way you tapered the ends of the top back rail really set this bench apart from others. And the finish looks smooth and professional. Thanks for sharing this fine piece of woodworking. My kind of project!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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