Black Cherry Garden Bench

Submitted by Teejay on Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:30

Thanks for the plans Ana!  I used a black cherry paint wash for the color, I wanted the wood grain to show.  I used 150 grit sandpaper to distress it, and then poly on top to protect it.  I also used a 2x6 on the bottom so I can use it as a shelf.  Sturdy and functional, looks fantastic on the front porch next to my yellow door!  In the winter I'll keep it at the foot of my bed.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$25
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
2x4's and 2x6
Finish Used
The finish was a paint wash. I used one 8 oz sample size of paint and 8 oz of water mixed together to thin the paint. Two coats of the wash, then I distressed with 150 grit sandpaper. I then added 3 coats of poly, lightly sanding with 400 grit between the first 2 coats. I keep it on a covered porch and it's held up great all summer.
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project

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