My aunt was visiting from India and she needed a small, light weight, low profile, comfortable bench like seat, which she needed mostly to sit on during her prayers, but also was able to carry it around if needed.
So I made this little bench for her with a drop in seat, with outdoor fabric. Very easy to clean, and also very easy to change with a new one, if need be.
Here is the brief pictorial of the process
Side aprons are connected to the legs with pocket screws. Legs are are made from 2X2’s and aprons from pine. Tops of the legs are shaped with the mitre saw, cutting from all four sides at an angle of 20 degree.
Corner braces are cut at an angle of 45 degree from both sides to fit in there.
Frame for the drop in seat is made from pine and is also put together with the help of pocket screws. It should fit in a little loose , so that after covering with the fabric, it is nice and snug.
Notches are cut in all four corners with jigsaw, so that the seat can fit in the frame.
Under the final layer of fabric, heavy duty duck canvas is attached to the seat frame for extra strength and support.
Sorry I don’t have more pictures of the process. I painted and varnished the frame, stapled the outdoor fabric on top of the duck canvas and voila, here is the final reveal
I am very pleased with it. Most of all my aunt found this to be quite comfortable and uses it regularly. She has been using this for a few months now . The seat has not sagged, and still is nice and tight.