Porch Bench with storage

Submitted by bbcarey on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 10:27

We added a small porch on the front of our house last summer, but the only seating we had out there were our porch rockers. So- I had been checking Ana's plan catalog for something we could use. I came across the Weatherly Sofa- but with the back on it would cover some of our picture window... plus we wanted someplace to put the cushions while we were not on the porch.

I designed this using those plans- but enclosed the bottom as well as stopped the backrest at the point where our picture window starts...

The W-Mart here in town had their summer end clearance on pads at $10 a piece and voila- completed project.

ou cannot see the bench top- but it is pieced together from 1x4s. The remaining bench was made from 2x6 and 1x2s.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$75
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
pine 2x6 and 1x4s
Finish Used
Exterior latex and sealer
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate