Padded Storage Bench – Make a padded storage bench for any room in the house with these step-by-step instructions. Have the wood cut to size for you in your local wood supply and assemble your bench with a drill and a screwdriver. Match the fabric on the padded seat for decorating your room and create a piece of furniture that looks good, is comfortable to sit on and stores for toys, bedding or other paraphernalia.
Dye or paint the 12 birch boards, eight strips of wood and one of the 4 feet by 18-inch wooden sheets. Apply the type of finish to both sides of the birch and the plywood sheet, but only on one side and two edges of the wood strips. Attach one “L” support in the center along the edge of each side of the finished plywood sheet. Make the sides of your bench by placing three of the birch boards side by side 2 feet side by side, with the best face down.
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Make the front and back of your storage bench by attaching two sets of three 4-foot birch boards. Inscription on the front and the back of the sides of the storage bench with “L” supports, two in each corner. Place the padded sidewalk fabric down and place the batting on top. Attach the hinges to the padded top, 6 inches from each end. Attach the hinges to the back of your storage bench.