We’ve noticed the weather has become more friendly lately so we decided to show you something a little more appropriate. Since spring is just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of all the fun things you can do outdoors. If you have some outdoor space available, we have a nice project that you’ll love. We’re going to show how to turn a simple table into a cozy and modern bench. For this project you’ll need an old coffee table with straight sides, some measuring tape, ½’’ plywood, ¼’’ double strength glass, sandpaper, a 2’’ piece of foam, one yard of Dacron, spray adhesive, a yard of fabric, a staple gun, spray paint three 1 ½’’ wood screws and a drill. Now let’s see what can you do with all those materials. First you need to decide on the dimensions for the seat and the table. Then cut the wood and glass so that they fit those dimensions. Next attach the pre-cut foam to the wood using spray adhesive.
You’ll also need to cut a piece of Dacron to place on top of the foam after applying spray adhesive. Then cut the fabric and make sure it fits around the Dacron covered bench top. You’ll need some extra 2-3’’ for stapling. Then upholster the fabric on the wood and foam insert. Use the sandpaper to smooth off the edges and then cut the glass, clean it and let it dry. Spray one side of the glass with spray paint, let it dry and repeat. Do that until it becomes opaque.