Book Storage Bench

Build a small book storage bench for your little one. :)

Build a scrap plywood and 2x2 bookshelf bench

Using scrap 3/4" plywood and 2x2s, and free painted quarter round trim from Re-Use Hawai'i, it cost me $0 in new purchases to make this cubby for my daughter’s closet.
Wood materials icon
  • 3/4" plywood - 2 @ 11-1/4" x 36" (already owned)
  • 3/4" plywood - 2 @ 11-1/4" x 8" (already owned)
  • 2x2 - 4 @ 7" (already owned)
  • Quarter round trim - 8 ft. mitered to size ($0, Re-Use Hawai'i)
Saw icon
  • Ryobi 7.5" Miter Saw and Skil Circular Saw (already owned)
  • Kreg Jig, Pocket Hole Screws (1-1/4" and 2-1/2")(already owned)
  • 3-4 ft. clamps, Titebond III(already owned)

Numbered Process


1 - Cut your lumber

Book Storage Bench Complete



12 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see how this turns out! This is so clever!
    -Stopping by from SITS

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    1. Welcome, Julia! :) I am so pleased that you stopped by!

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  2. This is looking great, it is going to be so adorable! I absolutely love the use of the fabric storage, they bring a pop of color and are so cute! Can't wait to see it with paint! Beautifully done!

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    1. =D I purchased those bins almost 4 years ago, when I found out we were expecting. :) We didn't know if our little one would be a boy or girl until later than usual, around 28 weeks, I think? Thankfully, they fold, so we were able to pack it in our luggage and bring it home to Hawai'i. :)

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  3. Great tutorial! The bench is lovely and elegant, and I'm loving the trims you used on these pieces for the room. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Joanne! I hope it is something she will use and like for years. :)

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  4. Love your scrap bench! Pinned And, really like your blog page design:)

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    1. Thank you, Michele! The scrap bench was a product of a few days, but the blog page design has taken me much longer to put together, even though it's still very simple! :)

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  5. Hey, nice piece! I love that you made it out of scrap wood... very efficient use of materials. Looks awesome.

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment, John! :) We're on an ultra tight budget, so scrap and reclaimed wood is my favorite building material! =D

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  6. You are so good to build from scratch. I'm sure it's cheaper than buying plus you get exactly what you want. I need to make the time sometimes to do projects like these. It looks great!

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    1. Thanks again, Krista! I recommend giving building a try; you never know if you may love it or not! :) It's definitely cheaper than buying for me, too. =D

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