Finally I Finished My Bench

Submitted by Jake on Sat, 04/28/2012 - 14:18

It is a great storage bench. It took me a while to finish it because I made the decision to make the storage area deeper to 4.5 inches without thinking about how that would change the side panels. So I had some adjusting to do. I took my medicine and moved on. I was going to use the bench in the garage to store tools but it came out so well that now I may find a place in the house. Great bench and very sturdy. I was going to paint it entirely black but the idea of the flip top being a different color hit me and I kinda like it. If I do it over I would go with black hinges, which I can still do.

Estimated Cost
$30
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine (the lesser cost variety)
Finish Used
Valspar flat black and satin red paint..
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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