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Sneaky storage is always great for boots, blankets, and other items that tend to pile up next to the door or at the foot of your bed. With a couple of cushions, this bench converts handy storage into an attractive and comfortable bench seat.
The Arts and Crafts movement is often noted for a few simple tenets–honesty of materials, solidity of construction, utility, adaptability to place, and aesthetic effect–all of which can be seen in this storage bench. The bench’s straight lines, ray-flecked grain of quartersawn wood and its solid joinery make a strong statement, but the practicality and comfort will just make it your favorite finished furniture project.
This bench breaks down into three subassemblies: the legs, the panels, and the top. As you build each section, pay close attention to the grain. The fleck pattern on the legs is sure to run in a different direction than the rails, but try to arrange the wood so that the fronts of both legs match and the top rails complement the bottoms. You’ll appreciate the difference this detail makes as soon as you wipe on the first coat of stain.
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The design looks ismple enough to replicate in the garage I think! And it does look like a pretty versatile storage piece, what with the cushions to make it more like a stool. Could be perfect for the mud room!
Why can´t I download this FREE plan???! It´s like " The system cannot find the path specified."
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