the making of : storage bench

Here’s the story: My new studio has a huge corner window. I wanted to have easy access to it. Instead of putting my working table there, I wanted a storage bench which I could sit on and store my fabrics. Initially, I was planning to buy one. However, I couldn’t find the size/quality that I wanted or it’s just too expensive. So, I decided to build one.

Materials:
Everything is available at home improvement store. I got mine from home depot and lowes. I’m lucky to find a 97″x16″ wood board with finished surface. 16″ is the width that I wanted. One of the nice thing about these home improvement store is that they can help you to cut the board. I got 3 pieces and asked them to cut in half. So my finished storage bench would be approx. 48.5″long x 16″tall x 16″ width. Oh yes, and some corner braces and hinges too.

Corner braces on the inside, so it’ll look cleaner from outside. I also like to pre-drill holes before putting on screws, so that the braces won’t shift as much. In other words, it will stay at place where I want it be. It took me about a total of one full day to make it. I’m very happy with the result.

Lazy me brought you something new :P

I know I have not updated for a while. I’ve been lazy ( am i being too honest? :p )
But I have brought something new to my collection.


Piano Wristlet! Yess!!!!!

It is made of faux leather. It’s about 7.25″ long x 4.25″ wide.
This is just a prototype. I’m still in the process of tweaking it to the way I wanted (as you know i only make what i like :p ). The challenge for this project is the fabric. Faux leather stretches and tends to stick on regular sewing machine foot, so it is a little difficult to control. I’m waiting for my special sewing foot to arrive on this coming Thrusday. Yayy 😀

So stay tuned for more piano wristlet 🙂