With my Dad's help, the bench was raised up a few inches on five, 2 x 4s cut the width of the unit and topped with plywood. I purchased some 1.5" high density foam, custom cut at my local Foam Shop, to top the plywood, wrapped it in batting and finally covered the plywood with a stunning ikat fabric from Chintz.
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The result is quite fabulous (if I do say so myself) and the whole project took only a few hours of work. We're still finalizing our pillow choices - Chris actually suggested that we need LOTS of pillows - but this is the fun part.
Check out these other gorgeous benches made with IKEA's Lack.