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comments (3) November 15th, 2008 in blogs

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CLICK HERE for free project plans for this Arts and Crafts Storage Bench. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

CLICK HERE for free project plans for this Arts and Crafts Storage Bench.

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.

CLICK HERE for free project plans for this Arts and Crafts Storage Bench.


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Comments (3)

markgrogan1 markgrogan1 writes: 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!
Posted: 4:28 am on October 16th

Gimmly83 Gimmly83 writes: Why can´t I download this FREE plan???! It´s like " The system cannot find the path specified."
Posted: 3:40 pm on December 22nd

liza1987 liza1987 writes: hello...its a good articleonline free backgammoni played this game but side by side i m interesting in making some crafts so i last month i joined the course of art and craft. so i had already made this types of i have seen this bench so i like it very much.its very useful.its a very attractive handy storage and seating bench also. so i would like to thanks to u.

Posted: 4:54 am on January 14th

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