Storage bench can be a decorative and functional piece in your garden it is multifunctional. Having this kind of benches will allow you get a seating place and storage space while enhancing the look of your garden. Moreover, this is a good piece that you can make yourself. So, save your money, spare your time and energy to learn how to build a storage bench and try to make it yourself.
Firstly, you have to prepare the durable wood such as cedar, redwood, or teak. The dimension is 1x4 and the upholstered seat and panels are made from 3/8 single sheet. After that, you can start the step of how to build a storage bench. On the upper rails, you can mark a curve using a arc jig and cut it with a jig saw while leaving 1/32. Until curve is sanded, don’t cut it to the final length. Add a stainless steel pocket screws by lamping each joint on a flat surface and position the stiles 3 /4-in inside the outer ends of the rails. After that, the bottom cleats can be glued and screwed to the front and back of the frame. Using 8 ½ in screws, pre-drill and fasten the frames. Make sure that the box is square, then gluing and screwing the slats in place. Clamp and glue two pieces together to make the legs and sand them.
Attach the legs by gluing and screwing the legs from the inside. Now, you can make a seat by gluing two layers of plywood and drive every 6 inches 8 x 1 ¼ in. fasten hinge to the box, then connect to the seat by laying it down on the floor. Now, you can finish the bench by staining the bench and covering the panels. You can screw on ¾ in plastic feet to minimize the rain seeps in and run weather strip around the upper edge. This is how to build a storage bench. Although it is quite difficult, but if you have enough patience, you can complete the job perfectly.
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