Step 3: Paint and add pine end capping
Give your unit a light sand using your Rockwall Sander and sandpaper to remove any rough edges. Paint it your desired colour, or leave it natural if preferred.
Finish off your raw edges with pine end capping. Cut your first piece the length of the top edge and attach it with Aquadhere wood glue and 4 x 40mm x 1.6mm Bullet Head Nails, evenly spaced.
Cut four more pieces the height of your compartment dividers (minus the capping applied above). Attach these with Aquadhere wood glue and 2 x 40mm x 1.6mm Bullet Head Nails per compartment, evenly spaced.
Lightly tap in your nails with a punch and a hammer so they’re not protruding, and fill any gaps with wood putty.
Step 4: Attach the seat pad
Finish off the storage seat by adding a pine parquetry seat pad. Cut your timber to size using a circular saw. Ensure there is a 20mm overhang on each side of the unit, so the pine end capping is covered, and so the unit neatly meets the wall.
Attach your seat pad to the unit using Aquadhere wood glue and 6 x 30mm screws, attached from the underside so the seat pad remains unblemished.
Step 5: Protect your timber with wood oil
Protect your seat pad and preserve the warm timber tones by coating the parquetry timber and pine end capping with Organoil Wax & Polish.
For more Mighty Helpful service and advice, speak to the team at your local Mighty Helpful Mitre 10.