I think the bench turned out really nice. It was exceedingly easy to make (4 identical tapered legs, 4 identical cross beams, and a plywood seat). View the makeup bench plans.
Things I Learned
- It is important to mock-up furniture as much as possible before building. I originally designed the seat to be a whopping 6 inches wider in both directions. When I test fit the components together, I realized how unnecessarily large the seat would be.
- I need to work on my upholstering. I don’t really like the outcome, but I can try again. I have plenty of excess fabric tucked in underneath and it is lightly stapled in.
The wood was leftover stock from my nightstand project. So I only had to purchase the fabric and batting.