This was the second thing from KOW that I built and it turned out much better than the Tryde Side Table I tried first. My sister loves it and I want to make it for her for Christmas. However, I'd like to make hers a little longer, perhaps a little taller. She's going to use it as an entryway bench. Any ideas on changing the dimensions properly? I have a piece of 1x12 for the top that is about 48" that I'd love to use.