A bench is a great entry-level piece of furniture to build. It's useful and not as difficult to make as a chair. You can easily build a plank-seat bench, like one of the wonderful designs Joel showed us in Tools & Craft; you could upholster it if you've got access
i will nee 5 doors to have room for all 8 kids and u .lolol Door hall tree made from an antique door and a custom bench and shelf to fit. The finish is an old worn look. I love this piece and it is very functional.