This Do-it-yourself projects category features a collection of DIY woodworking plans to build many types of indoor furniture benches from woodworking related web sites. The woodworkers construction information found on these sites range in quantity and quality. Similarly listed products will allow you to compare prices from different online woodworking supply retailers.
The hinged seat of the hall bench lifts for access to a larger lower compartment to hold blankets, umbrellas and mittens. When made the bench measures about 34 inches high, 38-1/2 inches long and 19 inches deep.
This is a vintage woodworking plan. Visit our FAQ page for a full definition. View the Larger Image Slideshow to see the actual item you are buying. This plan features full scale patterns as shown in the larger image. The bench pictured here is made from 5/4 pine lumber but you could use a wood of your choice. Bench is approximate 44 inches long when completed.
Build this sturdy Shaker Bench with shoe storage in only a weekend. This project is part of our Basic Built series. In this plan you will also learn how to plug and hide screw holes. If you plan to stain and seal the finished project, use 3/4 inch thick red oak and 3/4 inch thick oak veneer plywood. If you prefer to paint it , you can use less expensive materials, like poplar and birch veneer plywood.
The plan says: You will probably find as many different places to use this handy bench as you have rooms in your house. While it is a reproduction of the fireside bench found in early Colonial homes, many are today used on the porch as well as the lawn. The full size pattern simplifies building this bench. You merely trace pattern on the wood pattern specifies, saw and assemble exactly as step by step directions indicate. A complete list of needed materials is included.
This handy boot bench can be made in just a day. It is constructed in a typical DIY fashion, that is, it avoids complicated joints which might be too tricky for the less seasoned woodworker. If you can comfortably rip wood (cut down lengthwise) with a circular power saw, then you should be able to undertake this project. This particular bench was constructed outside on a picnic table under a tarpaulin on a rainy day, so it goes to show you do not necessarily need an elaborate work shed.
This is a vintage woodworking plan. Visit our FAQ page for a full definition. View the Larger Image Slideshow to see the actual item you are buying. Back in the pioneering days, every piece of furniture had to serve more than one purpose. This settle bench is no different. With the bench back in the down position, the bench converted into a table. After a hearty meal, the table as cleared off and the top placed in the up position so you could rest your weary bones next to the fire.
Keep this combination coat rack and bench near your entry door, then say goodbye to soggy shoes on the carpet and jackets tossed over the backs of chairs. The lower cabinet provides a handy seat to tie or take off shoes. Store baskets of seasonal gloves, hats, and scarves in the bottom cubbies. Add a coat hook for each family member. As a bonus, we have added a step-by-step procession how to make your own cove molding using just your tablesaw and 3/4 inch x 5 inch stock.
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