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Storage Bench Illustration by Mike Del Rizzo If you're like me, you always have things lying around your backyard or deck.Cushions, barbeque equipment, and various other items seem to always clutter the deck or yard.
Poolsides too are continuously cluttered with such things as balls, floats, swimming gear, and cleaning equipment.This multi-use storage bench may be a partial solution to such storage problems.With its lift-up lid, this bench will store a lot of those items that need to be available, but don't need to be seen.
The lid on this project has a three-sided guardrail designed to help keep a cushion in place.If you add a couple of Velcro strips, the cushion will remain in place even when the top is lifted.This particular design is adapted from the old style, built-in-place kitchen cabinets, which consisted of wood attached to a simple frame.
I didn't want to spend a lot of money on this project because I knew it would be taking a great deal of abuse.However, I wanted a reasonably strong structure with wood that could withstand moisture.Cedar was my choice, but many other species would be just as suitable (i.
e.painted pressure treated lumber).The hardware I used was...