I am building a dividing half-wall/shelving unit to separate my living room from entrance door. I am planning to put a bench on the side closer to the door (so me and my guests can sit down while lacing shoes) and I am wondering about what kind of material should i use for this bench?
Approximate dimensions will be 3-4 feet length(or width), 16 inches deep and 17 inches from the floor.
I want to make sure that this bench can withstand big loads (some of my friends are big) I was thinking about using 1 inch thick plywood sheet on top of 2 2x3s, but I am not too sure about it. I also don't want it to be too thick or have some posts in the middle, because I want to be able to put shoes under it.
Can someone recommend what materials should I use and possible construction of this bench (or point in right direction) ?