I hit a similar period, and felt stalled for a long time until I had enough glue to make 4 and soon 8 storage boxes to keep my stuff on. I felt that the benches weren’t a great solution, but were at least serviceable until then.
Looking back, I think what I should have done was go find a town or shop to buy bones, since many players will sell them for relatively few coins, and the coin that you get early on is more than enough to buy sufficient bones to make 10+ storage units.
I know there are objectives to set up a shop stand/request basket, which should direct me towards a market, but those require glue, which I was having trouble making even a small amount of to get started in the game…
I think this is a common weak point in the early player experience that has a relatively easy fix, if you know how to find pixelgate/therka market and buy the right materials.