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

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

  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

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

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

  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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