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Spa Bench

March 15, 2010 |
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A good place for rolled towels, a good place to sit! This simple spa bench is compact enough to fit in most baths, but adds both storage and seating. Super easy to build and inexpensive.

Special thanks to Heather for sharing her photos.

Spa Bench

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Dimensions

Dimensions: 
Spa Bench
Dimensions: 
37" x 18" x 11 1/2"

Materials and Tools

Shopping List: 

1 – 1×10, 10′ Long
1 – 1×12, 4′ Long
3 - 1×3, 8′ Long

1 1/4 inch finish nails
2 inch finish nails
1 1/4 inch pocket hole screws
wood glue
wood filler
120 grit sandpaper
primer
wood conditioner
paint
paint brush
Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
hammer
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
circular saw
sander

Cut List

Cut List: 

2 – 1×10 @ 17 1/4″ (Sides)
2 – 1×10 @ 34 1/2″ (Shelves)
4 – 1×3 @ 17 1/4″ (Legs)
4 – 1×3 @ 31″
1 – 1×12 @ 37″ (Top)

General Instructions

Work on a clean level surface. Adhere to necessary safety precautions. Check for square after each step. Measure and cut your trim to fit your piece for the best fit.

Step 1

Spa Bench

Build the Box. Start by marking the sides 3″ from the bottom. This will be the bottom of the shelves. Fasten the bottom shelf in place, using 2″ nails or screws and glue. Then fasten the top shelf in place.

Step 2

Spa Bench

Legs. Fasten the legs to the sides of the bench as shown above, keeping outside edges flush. Make sure you also fasten to the sides and the shelves. The legs reinforce the sides

Step 3

Spa Bench

Shelf Trim. Fasten the shelf trim to the shelves, as shown above. You may need to nail at an angle from the bottom corners of the shelf trim into the legs. Use 2″ nails and glue.

Step 4

Spa Bench

Top. Mark the sides of the top in 1/4″ and 1/2″ from the ends. Position on top of the bench and fasten in place with 1 1/4″ nails and glue.

Finishing Instructions

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Hi Ana. I am really loving

Hi Ana.
I am really loving the new look of the blog. I especially like the about tab at the bottom of each article.
It turns out that this was a fantastic opportunity for you to make a name for yourself, huh?! ;)
Keep up the amazing work. Your talent is truly an inspiration for those of us with big ideas, but struggle in the blueprint areas.

posted by Tricia (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-03-15 16:58

So happy when you say

So happy when you say "outdoor". I am saving all these plans for when it gets a little warmer.

posted by Pine Tree Home (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-03-15 18:14

you truely are gifted at

you truely are gifted at designing plans! so much so youre the first feature i've done on my blog!

http://strongerdesign.blogspot.com/2010/03/sunday-feature-day.html

hope you dont mind!

posted by STRONGdesign (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-03-15 18:24

Now I just need a spa to put

Now I just need a spa to put it in...

posted by Robyn (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-03-15 20:11

I know EXACTLY what you mean

I know EXACTLY what you mean by the "wipe me mom" pleas. We're at that stage right now and it's a lot less work to do it than to take care of what happens next if I don't!

posted by Laurie (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-03-15 22:22

We are so glad to see you

We are so glad to see you back!!! My fiance and I are addicted to your blog and check it daily (okay, really a few times a day between the two of us). When you didn't post, we fretted, sorry you were ill, take another day or two and really get back on your feet!!!!

(We are going to build the Grace's Town Grocery and Library for our soon-to-be 3 year old's birthday gift!)

Thanks for all you do!!

Talia & Tim

posted by Talia (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-03-16 04:28

Ana,This is perfect for my

Ana,
This is perfect for my Florida room to use as storage. Do you have an estimate of how much it would cost to make, with basic wood? I'll probably make about 10 of these if they are cost effective enough.

THanks,
Rebecca

posted by Rebecca (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-03-16 05:54
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Cost

Hey Rebecca,
Assuming that you already have all the tools, nails, glue, etc...
I just bought my wood last night at Home depot and it cost about $25. You will have a bit left over here and there so the cost would go down per bench if you are making multiples.

posted by taradactel | on Mon, 2013-04-15 08:19

Gorgeous bench! How's the

Gorgeous bench! How's the finish done in the photos? I love it and will copy it if I can.

posted by Kate (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-03-16 06:42

Hi Ana! I just found your

Hi Ana! I just found your blog and I LOVE IT!! I'm totally going to buy myself a saw and make some stuff! I want to put your button on my blog, but I can't get it to copy. I tried to type it all in, which worked for the image but it didn't link to your blog. Any ideas?

posted by rebeccaV (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-03-16 08:36

Hope you are feeling better.

Hope you are feeling better. Sorry to hear you are sick.

posted by Brooke (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-03-16 09:37

I just found your blog and I

I just found your blog and I think you are my muse. Its been a long time since I have been this excited about a blog :)

posted by Roxanna (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-03-16 10:14

I've been looking for just

I've been looking for just the right bench for so long...and here it is! I love this and I need one of these in my house right now. Thanks for this plan!

posted by Kim (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-03-16 14:51

Oh no, another thing I want

Oh no, another thing I want to build lol. I am happy to say that I bought the wood for my first project! Im going to build the entryway storage bench. I'm very excited and will definitely send pics of the results your way :) Although I am wishing I had more than just a hammer for all the nails lol.

posted by INSANITY ENJOYED (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-03-16 17:55

Hello :) I am totally new to

Hello :)

I am totally new to this world of DIY blogging and crafy-ness...this site is amazing, and so inspiring. I will definitely be trying a few of these things this summer (I'm a college student) to have in my dorm room next year. I will definitely be a regular visitor from now on.

posted by Emily (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-03-16 19:59

I am so obsessed with benches

I am so obsessed with benches right now. I love this one!

posted by Jen AKA Jupiter (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-03-17 07:51

This is going to be my first

This is going to be my first project. I love it! I am finally getting a home gym together and this is the perfect resting bench! Thank you and I'll let you know how it turns out.

posted by Rami, Danielle, Eva, Jacob and Libby (not verified) | on Thu, 2010-03-18 04:36

My husband and I fell in love

My husband and I fell in love with your blog about a month ago. We've just gotten around to our first project this weekend and this is it! We got the bench built today in about an hour and I'll be staining it tomorrow. Can't wait to share it!

posted by Cassie (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-03-21 21:55

I need this! i think i will

I need this! i think i will tweek it so that it is longer and has a cushion on top so that my family cna sit and take off their shoes and store then under! my pretty wood floors(that i have to finish first) thank you!!

posted by mwoolfenden (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-04-13 07:18

Hi Ana! I stumbled across

Hi Ana!

I stumbled across your blog last week and I am ADDICTED!I'm so excited to take up this new hobby!!! I convinced hubby that it would be a great "date night" activity that we could do from home once the kids are asleep. We went to HD yesterday and bought our wood for less than $45 (maybe it would have been cheaper at a lumber yard, but we had two kids under 3 with us and Home Depot seemed like an easier trip.)We plan to start tomorrow, I'm excited to learn how to actually use all of "his" tools that have been in our garage for years. You are such an inspiration for Girl Power!

posted by stephaniegiese (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-06-14 04:29

This was a great first

This was a great first project for someone who has never ever done anything like this before! Thank you! Right when we finished the bench, we started a table and just finished it. Now we are building a new kitchen table! THANKS, ANA!

posted by Cami Koralewski (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-08-11 13:57

Hi Ana, Thank you so much

Hi Ana,

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and showing us we all have the ability to build!

I've just recently moved to a new house and we didn't have enough storage in our bathroom so I got motivated to build this spa shelf with a few modifications. I wasn't sure how to upload a photo here but I've put a photo on my blog

Thanks Ana!

posted by SariBelle (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-12-05 22:47

Here's the image from the

Here's the image from the previous post. Figured out how to post it in the comment :)

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_yAUQ_qk_nXg/TPx2sP1NbmI/AAAAAAAAACg/BYdqhvD0KKw/s1600/DSC03243.JPG

posted by SariWebb (not verified) | on Tue, 2011-01-11 15:32

[...] am a little nervous

[...] am a little nervous though.  I have never tackled a task like this before.  So that you can keep reading I will tell you that this project is a bench. That’s right I [...]

posted by Today’s the day! | (not verified) | on Mon, 2011-01-17 05:01

[...] in the road my bench

[...] in the road my bench was done.  It even looks like a bench.  Better than that, it looks like the bench I intended on making.    Today’s goal will be to fill the nail holes, sand, and stain.  I [...]

posted by The Crazy Amazing Day | (not verified) | on Tue, 2011-01-18 04:02
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If I wanted to inclose it by

If I wanted to inclose it by adding a front and back panel with the front panel opening down, what do you suggest? Just thought it could be a storage type bench opening from the front. Any suggestions would help! Thanks for everything...this is the BEST website ever!

posted by Rochelle11 | on Tue, 2011-10-04 22:52
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newbie project - piano bench w/ storage?

Hey!

So this is hopefully gonna be my first project - anyone have suggestions for how to add a storage portion to the top, for a piano bench? And how to attach the hinges, etc? Slight modifications but I'd LOVE to use this easy plan!

posted by amycourts | on Sat, 2012-08-18 20:56

spa bench

Are there more specific instructions for this somewhere? I don't understand which joints to use the Kreg jig on. Thank you!

posted by owlduchess | on Wed, 2012-12-05 15:09

Bench

I love the idea with this bench. I'm just curious if I would make some identical models for my Thermal Pool & Spas, it would not be prohibited by an invention patent?

posted by RynoldQ | on Tue, 2013-05-07 16:07

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