I took Ana's open base and drawer plans, added a few inches to the height (so that the base trim on the storage units would clear the base trim on our walls), and put them together to create a banquette-style bench with tons of storage underneath. We use the drawers for our family board games and photo albums.
I'm rather speechless, perfect drawers, and lovely colors inside too!
Look at the colors inside!! Awesome.
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I love this... great in a playroom, too.
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I just left a comment on your wall - I love this!! Love the color pop on the inside!
I am massively of the opinion that everything should be drawers! Love this!
What a terrific idea! I'm thinking of making a banquette in my kitchen and was keeping my fingers crossed that Ana would post a plan, but you turned an existing plan into a banquette. This is just beautiful, and the drawer colors take the cake!
Hello! Love how the piece has a craftsman look to it. What is the trim/wood you used for the bottom of the piece to get that wide flat, clean look? I am very new to building so don't know all the terminology yet. :) Thanks!
This unit is made out of MDF which I had cut at Lowe's. While they were cutting the MDF for the boxes/drawers, I had them also cut a long piece at about 6 inches wide. If I were building with real wood like I normally do, I'd probably use a pine 1x6 for the base piece.
Soo awesome. It looks just incredible, love everything about this, especially the fun color pop inside! Great job.
Something very similar to this is what I want for the base of my storage project. I have a 10’ wall I want to create a storage wall. These drawers will be the base, and then Ana’s cubby project for the top. I plan on making at least two of the cubbies into pull out lateral file drawers, so I know I’ll have to have custom dimensions on those. My question: Did you use Ana’s original dimensions, or create your own?
I pretty much used the original dimensions. The only thing I changed was the height -- I added a few inches to the side pieces to accommodate higher baseboards.
Did you make the cushion yourself or buy it? If you made it, what materials did you use? I cant sew ANYTHING, but Id make an attempt! Lovely bench btw, looks very high quality!
Hey! I did the cushion myself. I contemplated making a box cushion but didn't want to deal with the welting and zippers, so I used a bunch of MDF scraps, joined them with the kreg jig to make a board wide and long enough for the top of the bench, attached foam with spray glue and then covered with batting and fabric, stapled underneath. I was planning to screw the cushion into the bench from underneath, but it is so heavy (b/c of the MDF) that it hasn't moved.
I think there might be photos of the process on my blog. Here's a link:
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