Illuminated Benches and Faux Fur Ottomans
Make your wedding sparkle with illuminated satin guest seating.
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Materials and Tools:
two pieces of medium density fiberboard (MDF) cut to 60"h x 18"w - front of bench
two pieces of MDF cut to 18"h x 15"w - sides of bench
three pieces of MDF cut to 18"w x 15"w - center supports of bench
one piece of MDF cut to 60"h x 15"w - top of bench
2"w MDF trim pieces
5 1/2" x 50" piece of acrylic
3/4" sheets of MDF
2'x4'x8' pieces of wood
battery-powered utility light
2. Using a jigsaw, cut out a thin rectangle in the middle of the center supports. This will form a "U" leaving four inches on each side and four inches on the bottom (figure B).
3. Nail and glue the center supports into the box vertically, spacing them 18" apart from one another (figure C).
4. Cut one piece of MDF to 6"w x 40"h to serve as the shelf for the utility light.
5. Glue and nail the shelf horizontally in the "U" of the supports.
7. Using a jigsaw, cut out a 5 1/2"w x 50"h rectangle out of the center of the top piece (figure E).
8. Glue and nail two-inch-wide trim pieces to the underside of the top piece (surrounding the cutout), creating a lip to hold the acrylic (figure F).
9. Glue and nail the top piece to the bench.
12. Add a battery-powered light to the shelf and cover with a lighting gel (figure I).
13. Insert the acrylic into the top.
3. Sew the fabrics together inside out so you don't have a visible seam (figure K).
4. Turn the fabric right side out and cover the ottoman.
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