Reclaimed Lumber Farmhouse Bench by nhemlok

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 12/28/2015 - 10:46

I used reclaimed cedar and oak ripped out of a 100 year old house. The bench was made to go with the farmhouse table.

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Reclaimed cedar and oak
Finish Used
Wactco Danish oil...natural finish
Recommended Skill Level



Mon, 12/28/2015 - 11:19

I stuck to the plans as much as possible, but I wanted to make the bench from the same wood as the table I am in the process of building so ended up changing it a little. 

Legs were made from rough cut oak posts measuring roughly 4"x3" that used to be roof timber. They aren't really all that straight, but I wanted to maintain the rustic look with the saw marked so I didn't plane them. The sides of the frame are made from cedar 1x5's that used to frame the doors of our donor house. The main part of the seat is made from 2x oak 2x8's, and the bread board ends of the seat are made from cedar 2x4's that were used for wall framing. 


Sorry for for having to include this in a's my first post