Elegant Tufted Bench With Hidden Storage

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I have been dreaming of getting a tufted bench that I could place at the foot of my bed for years now. The only problem it was always ridiculously priced out of my range. Home decorations may just might be the most expensive part of home ownership, Hahaha. So when given the opportunity to work with Osborne Wood Products I was so excited. I knew right away what I wanted to build. This is one of my favorite DIY projects to date.
Here’s how I did it.
For a complete cut list and Free plans head over to Toolbox Divas.
elegant tufted bench with hidden storage
I started off by cutting all the side rails or aprons
elegant tufted bench with hidden storage
To attach the rails to the legs I used pocket hole joinery.
elegant tufted bench with hidden storage
With the pocket holes drilled I was then able to add the ledge. The ledges were important because the plywood base would rest upon it for both the bottom of the bench and the bottom of the storage cavity.
elegant tufted bench with hidden storage
I started by attaching the lower portion of the bench.
elegant tufted bench with hidden storage
Then I dropped in the plywood base for the lower shelf.
elegant tufted bench with hidden storage
I added additional support beams in the middle of the bench at the top and bottom. This is a LONG bench. It has to have the additional support.
elegant tufted bench with hidden storage
I also added corner supports on the bottom and under the storage cavity.
elegant tufted bench with hidden storage
Once stained I used an upholstery fabric to line the interior of the storage area.
elegant tufted bench with hidden storage
Once I was sure of the placement of the hinges I tufted the top and attached it back to the bench.
elegant tufted bench with hidden storage
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elegant tufted bench with hidden storage
I love how this turned out. It is probably my favorite piece to date. For the complete cut list and Free plans link listed below.
elegant tufted bench with hidden storage
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  • Jennifer
    on Jan 29, 2019

    This is beautiful! My question is, how much weight will it hold and can you sit on it?

    • Joe Jones
      on Mar 17, 2019

      Yes you can sit on it. It’s the same as an industrial built bench or coffee table. Kreg joints are the strongest way to do attach anything.

  • Sarge
    on Jan 30, 2019

    When are you coming to New York?

  • Melvia
    on Feb 7, 2019

    How do I make a platform bed frame out of wood pallets

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  • Brenda
    on Mar 17, 2019

    I wish I had the extra time to do this. It is beautiful.

  • Joyce T
    on Mar 17, 2019

    Absolutely lovely. I am in awe. I have been wanting one too! I am saving your tutorial so that I can make one for my room and one for each of My granddaughters rooms. Lol mass production. Thank you.

    • LeAnna Chase
      on Mar 18, 2019

      I made some out of end tables I found at garage sales/habitat stores, a piece of plywood and scrap wood. Basically just cut the table in half and made it longer and used the scrap wood for support. It actually was very easy.

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