With Winter moving in fast the management at the Uxbridge Housing Authority issued a decree that all outdoor goodies such as benches, tables & chairs had to be moved indoors to allow the maintenance staff easy access to the sidewalks and areas in front of our units. They must plow & shovel the walkways for our senior residents. Makes sense I suppose.
Now, what to do with my homemade bench and plastic lawn chair? I came up with a brilliant idea for the bench. I added a 2’x4′ sheet of MDF to the top to make it into a usable table for my microwave and convection oven. The height was perfect to allow me to reach the wall outlet with the short power cords that come with these appliances. I simply countersunk 10 screws through the MDF and fastened that top to the bench underneath. Voila, a perfectly sized utility table that fit nicely into the corner of the kitchen without getting in the way. I even had room underneath for that lawn chair and the Rubbermaid storage containers I’d been using to support those gadgets, killing two birds with one stone. Now I can move on to my next project. 🙂