Carpenters, painters, plumbers, electricians and homeowners: give your back and knees a break with this portable, easy-to-build seat/step stool/tool box/work surface. It will make long work days go easier.
Years ago, I worked with a guy named Pete who brought along a cool little bench like this to every trim job. He used it for everything—to stand on, cut on and, of course, to plant his butt on during lunch. After 25 years, I decided to build my own version from 3/4-in. plywood. The bench only takes a couple of hours to cobble together. Give it a whirl; you'll use it more than you think.
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.