Piano benches with storage are very convenient. You can keep all your sheet music in one place, right under where you sit! If you live in a small space and use sheet music, this is a fantastic option to save space.
The one big decision you will have to make is the type of material you want to choose for the seat of your bench. If you have kids or pets then a nice vinyl material will be easy to wipe clean. I chose the vinyl since I have kids.
The thin generic cotton fabric, when used in a project like this, will start to wear and possibly rip. This is because the seat portion of the benches tend to get lots of use, and all that wear can be harsh on thinner cotton fabrics.
You could flip the shelf over and screw it in, which is a good option if you want a permanent solution. However you will forever have holes in your bench and makes it harder to remove the seat cushion if you ever need too.
Hi Jasmine,Thanks for such a well documented tutorial! I'm going to incorporate this into my son's room as toy storage and a seatinh area for him/us.Re the vinyl: I've used clear table vinyl covering cut to size to layer over a nice cotton print I wanted for a portable changing mat. It worked wonderfully and is totally wipe clean :)Also, Vilene do an iron on vinyl so you can transform any fabric into a waterproof one! It's only 45cm wide so not big enough for this, but perhaps there's another project it might come in usefulThanks again for the awesome tutorial x
Thanks so much for your idea Suzanne! That's a really good option to make the fabric cushion waterproof with the fabric you like. I'm sure your son will love the bench too, it's such a great height for kids, ours love it!
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The pontoon bench seats with storage are made to last. We use UV-resistant and mildew-resistant poly foam held together by bonded UV-resistant threading. Additional dry storage is available underneath the hinged cushions and boaters love the easy access that these benches offer.
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Add extra seating to any room with this indoor storage bench. It's made with an attractive walnut finish and offers split seat storage for all your blankets, games and toys. Assembly is a breeze, but you will need to have a Phillips-head screwdriver on hand to get the job done.
Families that have small children at home or little kids that visit often will want to look for an indoor storage bench with a child safety hinge. This added feature prevents tiny hands from slamming down the lid and injuring a few fingers.
Determine how involved the assembly of the indoor storage bench is before you buy. There are benches that simply require you to unfold them, as they are made to collapse for easy storage when not in use. Others have assembly instructions for attaching feet to the bottom of the bench.
Shown: This inviting seat has drawers in the base for easily accessible storage. Up top, a deep window ledge on one side doubles as a place to set a coffee mug, and beadboard paneling on the opposite side forms a backrest.
A 3-foot-long DIY window seat costs as little as $100 for one with open storage underneath or $350 for one made with stock cabinets. For custom, expect to pay from $1,000 to $3,000, depending on the size and design.
Fill the void alongside a shower stall or a vanity with a spot to sit while slathering on lotion or blow-drying your hair. This triangular seat is clad with beadboard to match the wainscoting on the walls.
A window seat made of a shelf-style bench outfitted with an upholstered cushion allows for open storage under the seat. This option, which you can make yourself or hire out, is great in utilitarian spaces such as mudrooms, entryways, or even a laundry area. Fasten the underside of the shelf to 24 cleats screwed to wall studs along the back and side walls. For added strength, install vertical supports, which can also act as cubby dividers.
Modular units with doors or drawers offer a pre-made base. Choose from thrifty stock cabinets sold at big-box stores, such as The Home Depot and IKEA, or made-to-order units from a local mill shop or a custom-cabinet company. Though pricey, custom lets you maximize every inch of storage beneath the seat while unifying the built-in with the rest of the room, from door style to trim to finish. Cabinets typically rest on 24 framing, but some stock and semi-custom models come with legs or a pedestal with an integral toekick.
Complex arrangements, such as curved bays or windows with radiators tucked beneath, call for clever solutions. It all comes down to carpentry. For a bay window without right angles, that means following the curve. To do this with stock cabinets or DIY boxes, arrange units side by side so that just their faces meet at the corners, like a hinged toy snake. Cut a plywood top that matches the contour and covers the gaps between the units at the rear. Be sure to fully support the seat from below and behind. For a perfect fit and for a large bay, such as the turret-style one shown above, go the custom route. This will push the $3,000 envelope, but rest assured that the built-in will add value, especially if you integrate storage.
Start with two stock 15-inch-high by 12-inch-deep double-door cabinets designed for use above a fridge (the width depends on the size of your nook). Screw cabinets together through their sides and set on 24 framing to support and raise them to seat height. Use 14 baseboards to hide the framing, and top cabinets with -inch plywood trimmed with edge molding to create the seat. For a window seat that turns a corner (shown at left), add single- or double-door cabinets on the ends, supporting them from below and finishing the tops the same way as the center cabinets. Use filler strips to bridge gaps in front, and extra doors as end panels.
This simple and thrifty approach relies on sturdy piano hinges. The only drawback is having to remove cushions to access storage. In homes with kids, add supports designed for toy chests to keep the lid from slamming on little fingers.
Not just for curling up with a paperback anymore, window seats increasingly are places where people plug in a laptop. Outlets also let you easily charge an e-reader or a tablet without leaving your cozy perch. Tuck them into the toekick or side walls.
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The back pad measures 12.5\" x 41.7\" while the seat pad measures 12.5\" wide and tapers to a 9-inch width; both pads measure 2.6\" in thickness. A minimal gap between the back and seat pads measures only 1.8\" when the bench is in a flat position.
FIDAB-2 Adjustable Bench Upgrades Compared to Previous Models- More stable base when the bench is stored vertically while keeping the footprint the same- Eliminated virtually all back pad wobble- More stable base overall- Optional attachments include a Leg Roller Attachment for decline bench conversion and Dumbbell Holder compatibility for assistance with seal rows, as well as adding extra weight for greater stability.
Durably crafted from weather-resistant resin, the Keter Hudson Storage Bench provides comfortable seating and secure, lockable storage in any outdoor space. The entire unit resists weather damage while also resembling the classic look and feel of real wood. The Hudson Storage Bench is easy to assemble and provides long-lasting, low-maintenance use.
Made to seat up to two adults, the Keter Hudson Storage Bench keeps your storage items dry and ventilated with its quality build. It provides the stylish benefits of wooden furniture without any of the maintenance drawbacks. Its strong, sturdy build resists rust, rot, decay and other forms of damage.
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This laid-back design has comfort and chic style in mind. The Dawson Armchair brings together supple leather, a plump seat cushion and a softly curved profile that define relaxed seating. In a choice of leather colors paired with weathered-oak ... 59ce067264