STORAGE BOX SEAT
You will need piece of plywood, 2250mm x 600mm x 30mm; circular saw; nail gun; nails; putty; sandpaper; paint; paint roller; merbau FJ laminated panel, 1800 x 600 x 26mm; drill driver; boring drill bit; soft close 0mm crank hinges; impact driver; 220mm soft close lid stay (left and right); Matrix Halo decor screen, 1800 x 900 x 7mm; bench cushions.
ONE Have Bunnings cut plywood to suit the chosen size of your box seats, or cut at home using a circular saw.
TWO Fix walls of box together using a nail gun. Putty over nails and sand plywood to prepare for painting.
THREE Paint box using roller for quick and easy results.
FOUR Using a circular saw, cut a lid from the merbau panel to fit the shape of the box.
FIVE Use drill driver with boring drill bit to make shallow hole in lid to fit crank hinge (do not drill through lid). Fit crank hinge in hole; use impact driver to screw into place. Screw other side of crank hinge to box seat.
SIX Attach soft close lid stay to left and right sides of lid and box seat.
SEVEN Cut screen to fit front of the box seat. Paint as desired. Attach using nail gun. Position bench cushion.
The custom-built box seat provides hidden storage – and it’s easy on the eye!