How do you build an 8 foot bench with padded slow close lids
Here is a nice DIY with instructions for you: https://thecreatedhome.com/diy-upholstered-storage-bench/
Perhaps this will help you get started: (with an adjustment to the measurements):
We can help with part of your research - here’s how we made a built in window seat bench with padded cushion. https://www.frugalfamilytimes.com/2017/03/how-to-make-built-in-window-seat-from-2-ikea-nightstands.html
Take a look here:
Hi Debbie, this video might help... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9Fvl2SkGLQ&vl=en
Hi Debbie, hope this helps you out, https://thecreatedhome.com/diy-upholstered-storage-bench/
You can add no slam hinges to this design.
Hello. This Hometalk link might give you some ideas. Hope this helps
I would use a plywood slab and add foam and fabric to cover and pad the plywood. Many retailers (like Rockler.com) sell hydraulic shock absorbers to slowly close the lid.
Hi Debbie: Benches, as a rule, aren't enclosed. However, here's a couple sites that show how to build a toy chest and a storage bench that should suit your needs:
The secret to the slow close lid is the hardware. When we built a toy box for my granddaughter, we didn't pad the seat. It is basically a box with a lip on one side. Then a large piece of plywood attached to the lip via piano hinges.
These hinges work great for my bench top: https://amzn.to/37kNZxK
Here are ideas I found for you
They sell the slow close hinges online or at Home Depot.