modified spa-bench

I've wanted to build benches for my dinningroom table for years. When I first saw the plans for the spa bench 2 years ago I bookmarked it, saying thats the one. Now all this time later Ive finaly gotten to it! I modified my benches by making them longer, they are 48 inches, adding the dividers/supports to the inside to make 3 cubbie compartments, (I will eventualy put baskets under there to store stuff) and raising the bottom edging up a half an inch to create a lip to keep the baskets on. I made 2 benches, sanded and restained my table at the same time. the benches took about 3 hours and $50 each to build. Simular benches cost aobut $150 for the cheep particalboard ones, thank you so much Anna White for making this possible!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$50
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
whitewood
Finish Used
minwax red mahogany 225, 2 coats of red mahognay 225 applyed with sponge brush, 3 coats of polyurathane gloss(2 hours between coats) applyed with sponge brush
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner