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Big Brother and little Brother bench and chair


ChefEvans
ChefEvans
ChefEvans
ChefEvans

I have a large family with a lot of nieces and nephews (and great nieces and nephews) so the idea came to me to build something that could be passed down through the generations of kids in our family. Since they are meant for young children and teenagers, I knew that would have to be very solid and durable and I also wanted them to match and be completely original. The Big Brother bench has a storage tray in the bottom for shoes, etc. and the Little Brother chair has a toy box built into the bottom - for green plastic army men and dinosaurs of course.

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  • Great Project! Gave me the idea what I could build for my brand new home's mud room. This looks great. Like to see the plans.
    By user_rocha_540114, on March 29, 2017

  • I didn't use any plans, just some rough sketches. Basically the back and seat are panels. I chose the lumber based on the width. I built the basic box for the bottom and placed the panels for the seat and the back. Seat height is something you'll want to consider if it's for adults, this sits low as it was built for children.
    By ChefEvans, on March 29, 2017

  • I love it it's a matching set to the girls great idea.
    By MoniLeTierre, on March 30, 2017

  • I love it such a clever thing to make. The boys and girls each get their own.
    By ClaudiaEffron, on March 31, 2017

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Big Brother and little Brother bench and chair

by ChefEvans
Mar 28, 2017
Medium 3e0b81aa e25f 4f74 883b b9b442d566a8

I have a large family with a lot of nieces and nephews (and great nieces and nephews) so the idea came to me to build something that could be passed down through the generations of kids in our family. Since they are meant for young children and teenagers, I knew that would have to be very solid and durable and I also wanted them to match and be completely original. The Big Brother bench has a storage tray in the bottom for shoes, etc. and the Little Brother chair has a toy box built into the bottom - for green plastic army men and dinosaurs of course.