Easy Shelf Bench

I used some leftover 3/4" maple/birch plywood for the box, douglas fir 2x2 legs, and free trim from a deconstruction warehouse to make this super simple shelf bench. We keep a select few books on ledge shelves for my daughter to read through for the week or so, and all the other books are stored in the bins in this little bench. :)

Simple building process in photos @ Sunnyside Up-stairs

Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Finish Used
Olympic No-VOC Semi-Gloss (un-tinted), gold spray paint for the legs.
Recommended Skill Level



Sat, 10/12/2013 - 02:26

This is super cute! What a great addition to the room! Love the gold painted legs and pumpkin, these add great "bling" to the room. The paint and trim go perfectly with the closet cubby. Beautifully done!


Sat, 10/12/2013 - 06:10

So pleased you like this, Joanne. I've been thinking about these builds for some time. It was nice to make very simple versions and use up some wood in our garage. :)