Easy Three Cube Bench

Difficulty
Beginner
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Easy to build shelves, organize any room of you home.


How cute is that?

We've already got the tower bookcases for the Cube Collection, and the Six Cube Bookshelf, so today's bench get's us half way through this collection.  I would love to add an eight cube tall bookshelf, storage bins and lockers, much like these ones from Land of Nod.  And the hutches and drawers look like just about anything could be stored in there.  Tempting.

But today we will just stick with this simple bench.  The bins shown are 11 1/2" cubes, and fit perfectly in this bench.  I love this collection because it is so simple and easy to build.

Preparation

Shopping List

1 1x12, 12’ Long
3 1x2s, 8’ Length
2” Screws
1 1/4” Finish Nails
2” Finish Nails
1 Small Tube Wood Glue
Sandpaper
Finishing Supplies including wood filler

Cut List

2- 1x12 40 1/2” Top and Bottom
2- 1x12 14 1/2 “ Sides
2- 1x12 12 1/4” Cubby Dividers
4- 1x2 18” Legs
4- 1x2 39” Shelf Trim
4- 1x2 11 ½” Cubby Divider Trim

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Hammer
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Circular Saw
Power Sander
General Instructions

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Comments

Kellye (not verified)

Mon, 07/26/2010 - 06:41

YAY!!! This is what I've been visualizing in my head for some time now. What I'd love is to do two 3-cube benches side by side and then stack a 3 drawer system on top of each. Then use the towers on each side and flush it all even on top with some type of counter top. This might actually be the way to truly organize my boy's shared room! As always, thanks for the fab work you do Ana!

Liz (not verified)

Mon, 07/26/2010 - 09:54

This is awesome. I was trying to figure out which bench I could use as a window seat in the playhouse we are building for my boys. This one is PERFECT!

kladle (not verified)

Thu, 07/29/2010 - 08:42

This is just what I've been looking for! Only I'm going to make a bigger one to go under a window and wall to wall. I want to use it to store all my craft supplies. Thanks so much!

Jules (not verified)

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 15:29

Does anyone have plans for the Cube Bookcase Hutch & Drawer Base? The whole series would look great in my son's playroom.

Rebecca VanDenBerg (not verified)

Tue, 10/19/2010 - 03:28

This is AWESOME....I've bee looking for plans to build a cubbie storage bench...but I'm having problems seeing the plans - I can't seem to save them from the different file links. Any chance you can repost them or send them to me?

Thank you so much!