This bench was really simple to make. I built it over the course of three days - I needed the first night for the wood glue to set, and then the second night for the paint to dry. I added two 2x8 boards on top, stained a dark walnut, for a more finished look. I'm so proud of how this turned out - it's my first wood working project of any sort since my grade 8 shop class! Next up: the Bigger Kid Picnic Table. :)
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Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
I used a semi-gloss paint for the bottom and a walnut stain for the top, then put two layers of indoor/outdoor Verathane on it, since it's to be used in our mudroom.
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