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.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:March 2010
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.
Build this handy box from 3/4-in. plywood and 1 5/8-in. screws. You'll be amazed by how useful it will be.
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.
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