Beginner Bench

Submitted by angiemicn on Sat, 07/02/2011 - 04:29

First Anna project, I needed a bench by the pool, so I did waterproof it, which is holding up well, and it's extremely nice even with my limited skills. Definately worth the time and sanding.
Things I learned, need to measure each cut out. I didn't, so my slats are not all the same length. Still works really good, but I should've measure, cut, measure, cut, because I didn't take into account the width of the blade. I wouldn't use so much wood filler. I really glopped it on there. The sanding and staining pre, good call.
I would've used 2 pieces of wood for each leg.
Well, next one. I've already learned so much from making it and had a great time making it. Can't wait to get started on the table to match!

Estimated Cost
65.00 (big chunk of that was the waterproof deck sealant/stain)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
Behr Premium Weatherproofing/waterproofing Deck, Paint, Furniture Wood Finisher, Natural 500, 2 coats, 220 sand in between, use the minimal amt of wood filler, because it really shows through....This is nontoxic, and since I have 5 Golden Retrievers, 2 puppies that chew, I couldn't use treated wood
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project

Comments

Kimmie (not verified)

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 11:11

Love this beginners bench! Saw this on pinterest...will be repinning for future reference! Amazing stuff on your blog!

Kimmie (not verified)

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 11:12

Love this beginners bench! Saw this on pinterest...will be repinning for future reference! Amazing stuff on your blog!

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