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Storage Bench Plans

Storage bench plans, includes shopping list, cutting list, measurements, illustrations, and free PDF download.

Storage Bench Plans – Material List

Shopping List

Shopping List

1 – 3/4″ exterior plywood – 4×8 sheet

1 – 1×6 – 10′

4 – 1×4 – 8′

1 1/2″ wood screws

1 1/2″ finishing nails

wood glue

2 – 2″ hinges

Cutting List

Cutting List

(A) 2 – 3/4″ plywood – 15″x40″

(B) 2 – 3/4″ plywood – 15″x14 1/4″

(C) 1 – 3/4″ plywood – 15″x40″

(D) 2 – 1×6 – 41 1/2″

(E) 2 – 1×6 – 18″

(F) 2 – 1×4 – 41 1/2″

(G) 2 – 1×4 – 18″

(H) 4 – 1×4 – 9″

(I) 1 – 3/4″ plywood – 15″x40″

(J) 2 – 1×4 – 3/4″x43″

(K) 2 – 1×4 – 3/4″x19 1/2″

(L) 1 – 1×4 – 2″x40″

(M) 2 – 1×4 – 2″x18″

Storage Bench Plans – Overview

Building Details

storage bench plans step 1

Cut two 3/4″ plywood to 15″ x 40″ for the front and back (A). Cut two 3/4″ plywood to 15″ x 14 1/4″ for the sides (B). Cut one 3/4″ plywood to 15″ x 40″ for the bottom (C).

Assemble as shown on illustration above using  glue and 1 1/2″ wood screws. Drill pilot holes before installing screws.

storage bench plans step 2

storage bench plans pattern

1 square = 1″

Cut two 1×6’s to 41 1/2″ for the front and back trim (D), the corners will have a 45 degree bevel cut. Cut two 1×6’s to 18″ for the side trim (E) the corners will have a 45 degree bevel cut. Apply glue, drill pilot holes, and install trim with 1 1/2″ finishing nails.

storage bench plans step 3

Cut two 1×4’s to 41 1/2″ for the top trim (F), the corners will have a 45 degree bevel cut. Cut two 1×4’s to 18″ for the top side trim (G), the corners will have a 45 degree bevel cut. Apply glue, drill pilot holes, and install trim using 1 1/2″ finishing nails.

storage bench plans step 4

Cut four 1×4’s to 9″ for the corner trim (H), the corners will have a 45 degree bevel cut. Apply glue, drill pilot holes, and install trim using 1 1/2″ finishing nails.

storage bench plans step 5

Cut a 3/4″ plywood to 15″ x 40″ for the seat (I).

storage bench plans step 6

Rip a 1×4 to 3/4″ strips to make a trim around the seat board. 43″ (J), corners will have a 45 degree angle cut. 19 1/2″ (K), corners will have a 45 degree angle cut. Apply glue, drill pilot holes, and install seat trim using 1 1/2″ finishing nails.

storage bench plans step 7

Rip a 1×4 to 2″ strips.  Cut one strip to 40″ for the top seat boards (L). Cut two strips to 18″ for the top seat board (M) round the ends as shown on illustration above. Apply glue, drill pilot holes, and nail 1 1/2″ finishing nails through the bottom of the seat (I) and into the seat board (L)(M). Attach the seat using 2″ hinges.

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4 comments

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  4. I love your plans. Easy to follow and complete. Thank you

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