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Tuesday, April 20, 2010


This is the storage bench I made for our deck last spring.  I use it to store the grandkids outdoor toys and other deck things for the winter.

I got the plans HERE
The plans are all on one page now.  I think there were 3 pages when I did mine. I did change out some things, though.

#1 I used composite decking instead of regular lumber, that way I won't ever have to paint it, but boy is that sucker HEAVY!

#2 Because I used composite decking, I did not curve the top, so it would have a clean manufactured edge on top.

#3 I added a 1/2 board at the bottom, since I had some left, and made the storage area deeper.

Too bad the deck looks so crummy next to it. The plan is to restain the deck this year. We got all the stain last summer, but ran outta time. One good thing tough; Gary got most of the deck cleaned last year, so the prep work won't take as long this year.


  1. Wow this is so neat! I'm sending a link to my fiance right now! I also posting a link on my craft forum here: http://www.missimagination.com/forums/showthread.php?p=15604#post15604

    Thanks so much for sharing! A great addition to any backyard!

    - Elizabeth

  2. oh I am so jealous! I have wanted to make something like this for my deck for awhile now - your storage benches turned out so great!

  3. I absolutely love it! I need one of these cute benches! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

  4. Thank-you all. The directions were not real hard to follow, so go ahead and make your own!

  5. Good looking and functional! Great job!


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