Hello! I am back to share my newest project today, my Modern Bench!
I was really wanting something more modern with clean lines, something simple. This bench is extremely simple to build, and I love how it turned out!
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With all my wood cut I used my Kreg K5 Pocket-Hole Jig to drill pocket holes. Then I sanded all the edges smooth.
Kreg Clamp Trak Kit? Ummmmmmm LOOOOOVVVEEEE!!! That is all I have to say. Oh, and my new workbench? I have a lot to share with you...I just need to find the time to write up the posts! Life is so busy! Argh!
Ryobi Drill and Impact Driver. They help me on every single project.
I had gotten this foam for free off of Craig's List quite a while ago and I knew it was waiting for a project, so pulled it from the crawl space and set to work. I traced the bench top onto the foam and started cutting it with a long bread knife (top photos). I put spray adhesive on the top boards so the foam pad would stick better, then I used some left over fabric from my living room curtains and stapled it on (bottom photos).
Foam can be pretty expensive so if you are looking for a cheaper option I suggest you try using batting or maybe an old crib mattress like I used on my sisters DIY Upholstered Bench.
Hanging Storage Shelf, I sealed it with a couple coats of poly making sure to sand with fine grit sandpaper after the first two coats.
Then I used my 2'' Kreg Pocket-Hole Screws to attached the upholstered top to the bench frame. These screws are great because I don't have to pre-drill...plus I couldn't find any regular 2" wood screws. ;)
Hmmm that makes me want to build another one...
I am partnering with Buildsomething, Kreg's awesome project plan site, to bring you the free building plans for this modern bench!! Woo hoo!! If you love to build then you really should join their community and check out all their amazing plans!
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