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        I have been searching on line but i don't like the ones I have seen. I want to actually be able to sit on it as well as store some stuff in it. I want it to be about 4 foot long.


        Stephanie Thayer
         
        Posts: 1 | Location: United States | Registered: Sep 29, 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        If you have the ability to build the bench, then look for one that is similar-but-not-quite-right for what you want. Dimensions are easy enough to change to fit what you need.


        Jaybee
         
        Posts: 10305 | Location: Knoxville, Tennessee | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Have you checked Wood Magazine? There are links to many benches here:

        http://www.woodmagazine.com/wo...bench&sa.x=46&sa.y=9.

        Wood Magazine's projects are generally for experienced woodworkers. Some of the plans can be daunting.

        Better Homes and Gardens has plans as well, and often less complicated than the Wood Magazine projects:

        http://search.bhg.com/search/s?q=outdoor+benches

        You might also try searching under outdoor benches, storage, or outdoor storage benches...something like that.

        Alternatively, find a plan for an indoor bench that you like, then adapt it for outdoor use by changing the type of wood, fasteners, etc.

        Deacon's benches are popular stoarge benches; you might try searching under those terms.

        What is it about the plans you've seen that you don't like?
         
        Posts: 1908 | Registered: Oct 06, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Originally posted by stessybirket:
        I have been searching on line but i don't like the ones I have seen. I want to actually be able to sit on it as well as store some stuff in it. I want it to be about 4 foot long.


        maybe you can find this kind of storage on the site pinterest, here many homedecors lover will show their pictures of outdoor storage you want.
         
        Posts: 154 | Registered: Apr 26, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Did you ever find a plan that suits you stessybirket?


        Drafting Teacher at the Online Drafting School. http://draftingservice.us/school/
         
        Posts: 7 | Location: East Tennessee | Registered: Feb 02, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Maybe a chest chair or bench.. Modern type of that I guess were also available in IKEA store. I have a client that are into door supplier business. You can visit them at Caldwells.com.
         
        Posts: 2 | Location: USA | Registered: Mar 10, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        I guess I'm in the "if you can draw it, you can make it" territory. use cedar or green wood 2x4s, treated exterior plywood, overbuild the frame, and make a hinged top. no lock, if kiddies crawl in, they have to be able to push up the top.


        sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
         
        Posts: 5729 | Location: North Burbs, MN | Registered: Mar 14, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Originally posted by Jaybee:
        If you have the ability to build the bench, then look for one that is similar-but-not-quite-right for what you want. Dimensions are easy enough to change to fit what you need.


        Good work, someone finally said it. I shake my head thinking of those looking for plans when the plans are in their head. Draw it out and build it. Simple.


        ~~Steve
         
        Posts: 41 | Location: South Carolina | Registered: Dec 04, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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