Old Dresser to an Entry Bench


Found this old dresser and wanted to create something more interesting.
Before and after.
A solidly built dresser, but a little plain. What to do?
Nice drawers...Maybe a bench
If I cut out this side and build sides, it just could work.
I had to build a support for the seat and made a cushion but didn't like the way it looked.
So I made a different cushion that I like better.
Added the other one for a back and fell in love!

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  • Shelli Gunther
    Shelli Gunther
    on Jun 13, 2017

    Are the drawers under the seat usable?
    • Susane Bittner
      Susane Bittner
      on Oct 29, 2019

      I would also consider making the seat cushion lift up on hinges to get to storage bins.

  • MaryLynn Siebenschuh
    MaryLynn Siebenschuh
    on Jun 20, 2019

    • I Love this project! the post states that you are with the Hometalk Tutorial Team, so where is the Tutorial? There is no link to a blog or website and as a self taught DIYer I would need more guidance to take on your wonderful project for myself. Is there more info anywhere on this dresser/bench? I would love to give it a try!


    • Terese
      Terese
      on Oct 31, 2019

      Agree. We need a how-to for this project, please.

  • Vikki Long
    Vikki Long
    on Jun 23, 2020

    I would love to try this project, but I don't see the tutorial. Is there more information?

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