Who knew that an old wooden bookcase could make for the perfect rustic bench? The best part—the bench can double as a storage space for shoes, toys, and other miscellaneous items!
- Turn the bookcase onto its side, and, using a drill fitted with a ½-inch drill bit, drill holes into each corner and the middle of the bottom sides. Screw the couch legs into each hole.
- Measure the dimensions of the bookcase top, and size the foam slab and pegboard (or piece of wood) to match.
- Lay out the fabric, place the foam slab on top, and cover it with the board. Cut the fabric, leaving about 4–5 inches around each side of the board.
- Pull the fabric taut to the board and foam, and, using the staple gun, secure the fabric to the board, folding it around each corner.
- Glue the upholstered cushion to the top of the bench for seating, clamping down each corner with a weight or heavy object.
- You can then utilize the empty spaces of the bookcase for storing various items or purchase fabric dividers for concealed storage.
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