Introduction: Making a Reading Bench for Children
I made this library reading bench for our daughter, Colyne.
It has 4 places to store your books, and a comfortable cushion to settle in.
Not a lot of tools: I mainly used a circular saw to cut the panels and a biscuit jointer to assemble them.
- MDF 16 mm
- Joining Biscuits
- Plastic feet
- Wood glue
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Step 1: Plan
The plan shows the general view and the different parts to be cut out.
Everything is made in 16mm thick MDF (Except the back board).
Step 2: Cutting
The panels are cut with a circular saw. I used a wooden rail that I made.
For the sloping part, I tilted the saw at 30 °
Step 3: Assembly
The panels are assembled with "joining biscuits" and wood glue.
The back part is reinforced with screws that I hid with wood pulp.
I added 6 plastic feet which I recovered on an old piece of furniture.
Step 4: Finishing
The edges are ground with the router and the panels are sanded before painting.
Step 5: Painting
All parts first receive 2 coats of white paint.
For the 4 colors, I used paint samples.
Step 6: Final Details
For the back, I nailed hardboard that I previously painted white.
For the seat, I bought a cushion for 2-seater garden bench on Amazon.
Colyne's many books are now put away and she can enjoy her little reading corner!
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