How to DIY a Porch Packages Lock Box Bench

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Close-up of styled box bench copy

Who knew a DIY’d box bench could be so cute AND functional!?!

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This past week, I took the English proverb, “Necessity is the mother of invention” to heart when I custom built my very first box bench and, at the same time, christened my new Kreg Jig R3 as part of the Kreg’s holiday campaign. For years, I’ve wanted to install a bench on our front porch, but never got around to it.

Now that the holidays are at hand and, because my hubby and I plan to use AmazonSmile to tick off our naughty and nice list, I thought it would be prudent to get crack’n on this box-with-a-lock bench.

We’re gonna be one step ahead of you, Porch Pirates!

Admittedly, I’m a newbie to jigs, but not to DIYing. Still, I wanted to create something special for y’all, so I asked my handy-with-tools Cousin Tom to join in on the fun. We both had a blast using my new Kreg toy creating several no-you-can’t-see-any-screw-head pocket holes and ended up adding some finishings that resulted in a beautiful porch packages lock box bench. It was fun to make and now even more fun to use.

Give this project a try! You’ll love the comfy added seating, as well as a little peace of mind that you’ve built yourself a little “porch packages” security.

Supplies:

  • (1) 4’x8’ sheet of exterior sanded plywood
  • (1) 6’x1 ¼” corner moulding
  • (2) 7’x 1 ¼” flat moulding (trim)
  • (1) 7’x ¼” pine screen moulding
  • (1) 9’x ¾” x 1 ¼” pine board
  • (2) 4” gate hinges
  • (4) heavy duty top leg plates
  • (4) 2 ½” x 1 ½” round bun, wooden foot table legs
  • (1) safety hasp
  • (4) eye straps
  • (1) 36” nylon cording
  • (4) ⅝” wooden beads
  • ¾” , 1” and 1 ¼” brad nails
  • P60 and P120 sandpaper
  • wood glue
  • exterior paint and primer
  • exterior polyurethane
  • exterior lock

Tools:

    • hand sander
    • Kreg Jig R3
    • drill
    • clamps
    • brad nailer
  • miter saw
  • paint sprayer

Instructions:

For FULL how-to instructions, including CUT LIST, tips and photos, visit our Porch Packages Lock Box Bench plans on Kreg’s buildsomething.com.

Watch the video tutorial!

Finished box with no cushion.

Finished box with no cushion.

Lock boxes in box

Lock boxes in box.

Delivery Lock Box Request!

You can now request that your delivery person leave packages inside your box, then lock them in!

Note: this box was designed to help keep amateur porch pirates from stealing your stuff. Nevertheless, this smart and somewhat lofty effort is no guarantee. Still, it’s better than nothing at all, right? 

BE SURE to SECURE your box bench via wire cable or screw into the side of a railing.

What a cozy place to sit and watch the neighborhood

What a cozy place to sit and watch the neighborhood!

This porch packages lock box bench is begging to be sat on

This porch packages lock box bench is begging to be sat on!

Bear-bear laying on his new favorite spot

Bear-bear laying on his new favorite spot.

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We’ve teamed up with Kreg Tool to create this fun how-to for their buildsomething.com site. We also received compensation and a Kreg Tool product sample to use in this post and have included affiliate links to the tools and supplies I used in this project which helps fund these free posts and projects. My personal opinions are completely my own based on my experience. I wouldn’t have it any other way!
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Written By Skaie Knox

Skaie Knox is a storyteller on a quest to provide sparkling content through copywriting, songwriting and video production. She is founder of HomeJelly, Ruggable.com's key copywriter, a published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). For doable DIY video tutorials, subscribe to her HomeJelly YouTube channel (for link, click on my nose!).