I wanted to use some scrap wood from around the garage for something useful, so I made a box to hold our firewood on the front porch. Ironically, I ended up buying new wood for almost the entire thing. It was fun to build, though, since I got to play with my new router.
I’ve decided that the difference between an amateur-looking piece and a professional-looking piece is ten minutes worth of routing around the edges.
I put a nice lip on the top edge, and curved all runners at the bottom:
We’ll only put wood in it during the coldest winter months. The rest of the year, it’ll hold the cushions for the porch swing.
After Spring, we thought the box was a waste of space. So I added a seat and made it into a table/bench with storage: