Thursday, September 8, 2011

Barn Board Bench

I made a bench out of old barn board.


You basically need five pieces.  I didn't have wide enough wood so I glued together two 6' pieces side-by-side which gave me about an 11 1/2" width and then I cut that into three pieces for the top and legs.

The height of the legs is 18", so I cut two and then cut out the V shape.

The top piece is about 3' long.

The side pieces are scraps of 3 1/2" wide boards that I put a 45 degree cut on each end as you can see from the photo.

Everything was nailed together, and then the cut edges were covered with my not-so-secret recipe which I will share in a day or two when I organize the photos.

This is an old looking, very solid bench that is easy to make and similar to my bench I posted here, except it has the two side pieces instead of a middle piece.


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7 comments:

  1. Very nice! I love the old wood and the charm of it. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Do great minds think alike or what? Love the old barn board. Thanks for visiting my blog. Keep up the good work.

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  3. Julie, I just love this project! I'm thinking about copying (I mean recreating. ha) this bench, but adjust the over-all size to a stool instead of a bench! Thanks for always inspiring :D

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  4. Well done and it looks wonderful. Love the old barn wood, so much character!

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  5. Old barnwood makes me happy. Great job and thanks so much for sharing at Market Monday. Plse come again!

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  6. That's a great bench! I look for benches like that at estate sales and can't ever find any. Maybe I'll get brave and make my own the way you did!

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