Spa Bench

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 03/15/2010 - 14:43
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A good place for rolled towels, a good place to sit! This simple spa bench is compact enough to fit in most baths, but adds both storage and seating. Super easy to build and inexpensive.

Special thanks to Heather for sharing her photos.

37" x 18" x 11 1/2"


Shopping List

1 – 1×10, 10′ Long
1 – 1×12, 4′ Long
3 - 1×3, 8′ Long

Common Materials
1 1/4 inch finish nails
2 inch finish nails
120 grit sandpaper
wood conditioner
paint brush
Cut List

2 – 1×10 @ 17 1/4″ (Sides)
2 – 1×10 @ 34 1/2″ (Shelves)
4 – 1×3 @ 17 1/4″ (Legs)
4 – 1×3 @ 31″
1 – 1×12 @ 37″ (Top)

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Circular Saw
Power Sander
General Instructions

Work on a clean level surface. Adhere to necessary safety precautions. Check for square after each step. Measure and cut your trim to fit your piece for the best fit.


Step 1

Build the Box. Start by marking the sides 3″ from the bottom. This will be the bottom of the shelves. Fasten the bottom shelf in place, using 2″ nails or screws and glue. Then fasten the top shelf in place.

Step 2

Legs. Fasten the legs to the sides of the bench as shown above, keeping outside edges flush. Make sure you also fasten to the sides and the shelves. The legs reinforce the sides

Step 3

Shelf Trim. Fasten the shelf trim to the shelves, as shown above. You may need to nail at an angle from the bottom corners of the shelf trim into the legs. Use 2″ nails and glue.

Step 4

Top. Mark the sides of the top in 1/4″ and 1/2″ from the ends. Position on top of the bench and fasten in place with 1 1/4″ nails and glue.



Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:40


I am looking to make this bench out of pallet wood. Also, I have to make this a lot smaller so it can fit in my entryway as a bench. My dimensions are 24lx18w. Any suggestions?