First Project: Storage Bench

Submitted by perchik on Tue, 04/12/2011 - 16:18

I finally got around to building the first project on my list. I needed more storage in my room so I built the storage bench from the plans. I did tweak it a little to make it a bit wider so that it will neatly match the width of my bed. I may get around to making a cushion for it but right now it serves as a nice tray to hold my wallet and other various sundries.

I had the guy at Lowe's cut the wood for me. Next time I'm borrowing a friend's saw, because the cuts were less than accurate. 
Estimated Cost
30
Estimated Time Investment
An Hour or Two (0-2 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
Minwax PolyShades [combo polyurethane and stain] in the Mission Oak color. I used two coats and rubbed it down with 00 steel wool between coats.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner