These two storage benches were designed around the Drona fabric-covered storage bins from IKEA. Each bench will hold six bins for a total of almost eighteen cubic feet of storage capacity. These benches are about seven feet long, and are made from birch plywood and hard maple. My niece will paint them a soft white and add splashes of color with a variety of bins and custom cushions.
Design Cover Page
IKEA Drona Fabric Covered Bins
Birch Plywood from the Local Lumberyard
Breaking Down the Sheet Goods with My Tracksaw
Crosscutting Plywood with Tablesaw Sled
Routing Dadoes in Top and Bottom at the Same Time
Custom T Square for Plywood Router Bit
These Pieces Were Too Long to Run Through the Tablesaw
First Carcass Dry Fit
Right Angle Clamps Assure … Right Angles!
Whew, the Drona Boxes Fit!
Sizing 3″ Wide Plywood Stock for Bases
Base Assembly Using Spacers – Better Than Measureing
Basic Bases Completed
Solid Maple Strips Finish Plywood Raw Edges
Assembling Cushion Rails
Cushion Rails Installed
Completed Bases with Angle Reinforcements / Mounting Points
Completed Storage Benches
End Trim Details
Ready for Delivery!