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Beautiful Outdoor Storage Bench Plans


Deck and patio storage are always a challenge, so when I see a beautiful project that also helps to solve my outdoor storage woes, I jump to share it with the readers of woodworkcity.com

This outdoor storage bench comes from the fine folks at Sunset.com.  The plans are simple, yet beautiful.  When simple and beautiful furniture pieces also include function, it is a winning combination.

Beautiful and simple outdoor storage bench plans

This plan includes a material list with some choices to be made in the material that you choose.   When choosing wood and hardware for an outdoor project, cost and availability is a factor. If I decide to build this bench, I would probably use mahogany for the lumber with stainless steel hardware.  These are not inexpensive choices, but they will last much longer than many alternatives.  Just about any other type of screw will eventually rust.  I am reusing stainless steel screws that I have removed from 15 year old projects. They still look like new.  In addition to that, square drive fasteners provide a cleaner look without the chatter that you see in a phillips head screw.

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Good luck building this beautiful, yet simple, outdoor storage bench.