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 2cm plywood.

The bench only takes a couple of hours to cobble together.

Give it a whirl; you’ll use it more than you think.

Figure A: Pete’s Bench

Figure A: Pete’s Bench
The Family Handyman

Build this handy box from 2cm plywood and 4cm screws.

You’ll be amazed by how useful it will be.


Required Tools For This Project

Required Tools For This Project
The Family Handyman

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Circular saw
  • Cordless drill
  • Countersink drill bit
  • Framing square
  • Jigsaw
  • Orbital sander
  • Safety glasses

Required materials for this project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here’s a list.

  • 4cm screws
  • 2cm plywood