Decorating Home with Cubby Bench
Having benches at home is very common for people. However, what if you can have a bench which can also be your storage system? The answer for that is to have a cubby bench. This kind of bench is very interesting because it has a plain simple look and doesn’t require a wide space since it is usually put in the entrance of a house. You can say that a cubby bench is like a horizontal version of shelves. So, instead of having many rows for storing, cubby bench has multi columns. It is made of wood and you can paint it with your own desirable color that match the theme in your home. For entry cubby bench, you can add baskets in each column so you can store shoes or other stuffs more neatly. Cubby bench can also be placed near the wide window in any room. For this, you can add pillows on the cubby bench to make it more comfortable to sit.
DIY: Entry Bench with Cubbies
Cubby bench is very simple to make. You need to buy 2 sheets of 4’x8’ with ¾” width, 2 or 3 8’ primed trim boards, 1 panel of laminated board, ¾” trim piece, lattice board, wood glue, nail gun with various lengths of nails, wood screws, primer, semi-gloss paint, wood fill, and baskets. The first thing to do is to make the horizontal shelves. You need to make two rectangular cuts from the board which has the same length, and four square cuts which have the same size. Then, attach the cuts by using wood glue. Nail the corner of each board and also the line where you put your board divider. After the main shelves are ready, you can add layers on each side. You can put trim on each edge and attach laminated board for the top. For finishing, you can paint your cubby bench and add basket in each shelf.
Pine Wood for Cubby Bench
The main material for making cubby bench is wood. However, which wood suits the project best? The answer is pine wood. Pine wood makes the furniture blends well with other types of materials. In case you want to leave the cubby bench unpainted, the color of pine wood is neutral and can blend well with many colors and wallpapers. For budget project, pine wood is also a good choice since it is much less expensive compared to other types of wood.