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Storage with strength. Hidden pocket screws ensure this handsome bench will grace your home for years to come.

Keep the end of your bed organized in style.

The inspiration for this “I Can Do That” storage bench was simple – I wanted it. Ever since I picked up a king-size bed at a liquidation sale, I wanted a matching bench to hold my shoes at the foot of the bed. After seeing many designs that were running anywhere from $250 to $400, I thought to myself “I can do that” – and with a sheet of plywood and some pocket screws, you can too.

Cut to Length

For my stock, I used 34” Baltic birch plywood. Using your circular saw and a clamped-down straightedge jig to guide the cut, begin ripping your lumber.

Start by ripping a 16″-wide panel from which you’ll cut both side pieces, then cut them to length. Now rip the benchtop and bottom shelf to 15 14” wide to accommodate for the 34” thickness of the back panel.


 

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