Between relatives being here, taking kids to swim at the lake, and to the movies, I worked on this bench today. As I was getting ready to put the seat on, a friend stopped by and asked if it was going to have storage. Storage--now why didn't I think of that! It would probably take me another hour to add a bottom and cut a 3 inch strip from the seat and use a piano hinge, What do you think--is it worth it. I plan on painting the bench black. The storage would only be 5 inches deep, but enough for mittens, etc. Give me your thoughts!