Everyone can use more storage. It's even better if the storage can be eye-catching. You can have the best of both with this sturdy, attractive shelving unit that you can build yourself.
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Apply glue to the inside of the lapped joints then slide the middle shelf into place. Check to see that edges align. Secure the middle shelf to the dividers until the glue dries by driving finish nails into both at an angle.
Sand the rest of the bench to the desired smoothness.
Apply multiple coats of exterior latex paint or stain and coat with clear polyurethane to desired finish.
|Top shelf||1x12x8' pine||3/4x11 1/4x40 1/2"||2|
|Middle shelf||1x12x8' pine||3/4x11 1/4x40 1/2"||2|
|Bottom shelf||1x12x8' pine||3/4x11 1/4x40 1/2"||2|
|Vertical dividers||1x12x6' pine||3/4x11 1/4x25 1/2"||6|
|End rails||Square dowel||3/4x3/4x11 1/4"||2|
|Back rail||Square dowel||3/4x3/4x40 1/2"||1|
For a nicer finish, set all nail holes, countersink all screws, fill holes and any voids with wood filler. Remove excess glue.
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