I love my bench. It is fabulous to sit upon with a babe upon my chest. We lean up against his ikea beaver and play as he looks out the window. I have my blankets and DVDS tucked safely inside with much room left for other assorted items.
It started out with an intricate plan drawn by my father and a few trips to Lowes. It is bombproof and modern with clean lines and a beautiful glacier blue on the inside. He might be willing to share his plans for the right price. I now have to get a cushion for the top so I (and Sahale) are comfortable on the top. He inspired me to think about building some more items - carpentry must be in my blood.