Hi Al, Strange as it may seem, I just did the same thing, last week.
For the last 7 years, I have had a guest room in my home, and no
guests on a regular basis other than my friends from Brasil. That is
a total of about 30 days in 7 years…not a very good use of my
resources. So I gave away all my bedroom furniture, built 2
beautiful benches, moved all my jewelry paraphanelia into the
Here are a few pictures. http://www.rocksmyth.com/shop/shop.htm
I made each bench 8ft long x 2 ft deep x 30 inches high tables with
hardwood tops. I finished them with varnish (lacquer) rather than
plastic urethane. They match the hardwood floors in my home and I
now have a beautiul as well as functional workshop. I used varnish
because the floors in my home are varnished and have been looking
good for 60 years. Why mess with success?
Ask me in another 60 years and I’ll tell you how the benches worked
Please hollar if I can help.
Love and God Bless