cottage bench in a day

Submitted by lorasolis on Wed, 04/20/2011 - 10:48

Love this bench! Its now finished in a Martha Stewart paint called leafy green and resides in my large bathroom housing excess towels.
I did change this up a little and used 1x2's for the top and bottom of the backing. I drilled my screws in from the top and it went together easily. Then I just filled in all my holes.
one suggestion would be to make a paper template 2 1/4" for the spacing between the rails. Saves lots of time.
This project took me about 3 hours the first time and about 2 hours for each one after.

Estimated Cost
maybe $30
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
untreated pine
Finish Used
Pic is shown unfinished. But its now in martha Stewart interior/exterior satin leafy green.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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