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Multitasking Bench, Goal & Carrier

Multitasking Bench, Goal & Carrier

Total Time Needed: Afternoon Or Evening

This clever construction does triple duty for winter sports. It would also come in handy during a cutting edge skate party.


  • Tape measure
  • Carpenter's square
  • Wood saw
  • 2 by 10 board, cut to 6 feet long
  • 2 by 4 board, cut to 6 feet long
  • Drill with 1/8-inch and 1/2-inch bits
  • Screwdriver
  • 20 (2 1/2-inch) drywall screws
  • Paint (optional)
  • 4-foot length of nylon rope, at least 1/2 inch thick


Multitasking Bench, Goal & Carrier - Step 1

Following the diagram, measure and cut the boards, drill 1/8-inch pilot holes, and assemble the bench. (Note: The corner holes on top should be at least 3 inches from the end so they don't overlap the side-rail screws.) Using the 1/2-inch bit, drill a hole about 2 inches from the bottom of each leg for the carrying rope.

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Multitasking Bench, Goal & Carrier - Step 2

Paint the bench if desired. When it's dry, thread the rope through the holes from the outside. Cut it to a length that's comfortable for carrying and knot it securely.