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Storage Seat Bench

Storage Seat Bench

Organize Entryways with Storage Benches Take your entryway from a chaotic catch-all for shoes, coats, hats and backpacks to a place of welcoming order. Entryway storage benches are a great way to enhance this often-underutilized space and bring organization to your home. An upholstered bench or one with cushions also provides a comfortable seat while you lace up footwear. Storage in a Variety of Styles Entryway benches are available in many styles, from rustic and shabby chic to a tufted storage bench that will add a bit of soft, textural interest. Follow these easy step-by-step instructions to build your own wooden crate storage bench. Stylish Shoe Storage If soccer cleats, rain boots and other footwear are the main source of clutter in your foyer, look for an entryway bench with shoe storage. Some storage benches have open shelves, while others come with an inner compartment or cabinet doors that keep shoes and other items hidden from view. There are also storage bench seats that feature removable baskets that allow you to store shoes, cold-weather gear and anything else you need within reach, but out of sight. For the kids’ room or playroom, try a transitional storage bench with colorful cubbies for toys and clothes. Interested in clean modern decor? Take a look at these white storage benches for design inspiration. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet Consectetur adipiscing elit Eget porttitor lorem Read more
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Storage Seat Bench

Organize Entryways with Storage Benches Take your entryway from a chaotic catch-all for shoes, coats, hats and backpacks to a place of welcoming order. Entryway storage benches are a great way to enhance this often-underutilized space and bring organization to your home. An upholstered bench or one with cushions also provides a comfortable seat while you lace up footwear. Storage in a Variety of Styles Entryway benches are available in many styles, from rustic and shabby chic to a tufted storage bench that will add a bit of soft, textural interest. Follow these easy step-by-step instructions to build your own wooden crate storage bench. Stylish Shoe Storage If soccer cleats, rain boots and other footwear are the main source of clutter in your foyer, look for an entryway bench with shoe storage. Some storage benches have open shelves, while others come with an inner compartment or cabinet doors that keep shoes and other items hidden from view. There are also storage bench seats that feature removable baskets that allow you to store shoes, cold-weather gear and anything else you need within reach, but out of sight. For the kids’ room or playroom, try a transitional storage bench with colorful cubbies for toys and clothes. Interested in clean modern decor? Take a look at these white storage benches for design inspiration. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet Consectetur adipiscing elit Eget porttitor lorem
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Storage Seat Bench

Take your entryway from a chaotic catch-all for shoes, coats, hats and backpacks to a place of welcoming order. Entryway storage benches are a great way to enhance this often-underutilized space and bring organization to your home. An upholstered bench or one with cushions also provides a comfortable seat while you lace up footwear. Storage in a Variety of Styles Entryway benches are available in many styles, from rustic and shabby chic to a tufted storage bench that will add a bit of soft, textural interest. Follow these easy step-by-step instructions to build your own wooden crate storage bench. Stylish Shoe Storage If soccer cleats, rain boots and other footwear are the main source of clutter in your foyer, look for an entryway bench with shoe storage. Some storage benches have open shelves, while others come with an inner compartment or cabinet doors that keep shoes and other items hidden from view. There are also storage bench seats that feature removable baskets that allow you to store shoes, cold-weather gear and anything else you need within reach, but out of sight. For the kids’ room or playroom, try a transitional storage bench with colorful cubbies for toys and clothes. Interested in clean modern decor? Take a look at these white storage benches for design inspiration.
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Storage Seat Bench

Add the Top Frame Frame the top of the bench using 1×4 poplar (Image 1). Use a miter saw or a circular saw to cut the wood to length. Attach the framing with wood glue and finish nails (Image 2). The purpose of the framing is to add strength to support the bench top and the weight of people sitting upon it. The side of the bench that will be against the wall will need an extra top frame piece to hold the piano hinge and bench top. Cut another 1×4 to the same dimension as the back piece and fasten it on top of the other with glue and finish nails. If your banquette will have a filler piece that won’t hinge open — for instance to fit in a corner or to go around post — combine the filler pieces with the top piece of the framing for a more seamless look. If you do have one of these non-opening top pieces, be sure to make them the same size as the opening piece including additional width for the hinge. Also, you’ll want to round-over the front edge of the bench top to make it more comfortable.
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Storage Seat Bench

Frame the top of the bench using 1×4 poplar (Image 1). Use a miter saw or a circular saw to cut the wood to length. Attach the framing with wood glue and finish nails (Image 2). The purpose of the framing is to add strength to support the bench top and the weight of people sitting upon it. The side of the bench that will be against the wall will need an extra top frame piece to hold the piano hinge and bench top. Cut another 1×4 to the same dimension as the back piece and fasten it on top of the other with glue and finish nails. If your banquette will have a filler piece that won’t hinge open — for instance to fit in a corner or to go around post — combine the filler pieces with the top piece of the framing for a more seamless look. If you do have one of these non-opening top pieces, be sure to make them the same size as the opening piece including additional width for the hinge. Also, you’ll want to round-over the front edge of the bench top to make it more comfortable.
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Storage Seat Bench

DIY Storage bench Not sure what height this one was made to, but a great idea if you have a kitchen low on space. Add cushion, use bench as seating. Put bench against wall, push table against wall, pull out when you need the bench seating, great storage for tablecloths, and occasionally used kitchen things.
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Storage Seat Bench

Step 7 Cut the Hinged Top Piece The bench top will have a hinged door to provide access the storage area inside the banquette. The opening should be large for easy access to the storage area inside, but to make the seat more stable, your door should not extend more than an inch over the sides of the bench. The front edge should overhang just enough so it is easy to lift up. Trace the dimensions for your door on the top of the plywood. Make sure to calculate the size of the hinge. Cut the plywood and then round egde of the front of the seat with a router and sand it smooth. Prime and paint as desired. Seal with polyurethane to protect the finish.
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Storage Seat Bench

Cut the Hinged Top Piece The bench top will have a hinged door to provide access the storage area inside the banquette. The opening should be large for easy access to the storage area inside, but to make the seat more stable, your door should not extend more than an inch over the sides of the bench. The front edge should overhang just enough so it is easy to lift up. Trace the dimensions for your door on the top of the plywood. Make sure to calculate the size of the hinge. Cut the plywood and then round egde of the front of the seat with a router and sand it smooth. Prime and paint as desired. Seal with polyurethane to protect the finish.
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The bench top will have a hinged door to provide access the storage area inside the banquette. The opening should be large for easy access to the storage area inside, but to make the seat more stable, your door should not extend more than an inch over the sides of the bench. The front edge should overhang just enough so it is easy to lift up. Trace the dimensions for your door on the top of the plywood. Make sure to calculate the size of the hinge. Cut the plywood and then round egde of the front of the seat with a router and sand it smooth. Prime and paint as desired. Seal with polyurethane to protect the finish.
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Add Beadboard and Trim Installing beadboard is a great way to decorate the face of the bench. Simply cut the beadboard to the appropriate height, apply construction adhesive to the back (Image 1), and install it to the face of the bench (Image 2). For added strength, add a few finish nails to the beadboard, but make sure the nails are short enough that they don’t pierce the open inside storage area of the bench (Image 3). This can be done using 4′ x 8′ sheets of beadboard, but it’s easier to install using the snap-together modular wainscotting material. Alternatively, if beadboard doesn’t fit the look you’re hoping to achieve, you can also paint, stain or even tile the front of your benches.

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