Customized Bench with 2 cubbies

Submitted by DogDoc25 on Sun, 09/29/2013 - 20:06

I made this bench for a friend who had a very specific space that needed a bench. I had to make it so that there was about 30 inches of length on top but with enough room on the inside of the cubbies for 10-11 inch baskets but also had to make it so there wasn't enough space for a dog to get its head into the baskets when they were put into the cubbies. So it took some thinking with the math, but ultimately, I think they turned out great and the 10 inch baskets she bought work perfectly. I made the legs with 1x3s instead of 1x2s for extra support (and that's also what I had in my scrap pile). I left it unstained because my friend is going to do that part. This took about 3 hours to plan and build. I used the kreg jig to hide pocket holes to attach the legs to the top and bottom and also to attach the inside divider to the top of the bench (I used nails to attach the inside divider to the bottom).

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
I used all scraps, but if I were to have bought the wood it probably would have come to around $20
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
pine
Finish Used
none
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner