Farmhouse Bench

This was our first build. I have always wanted a rustic table and bench set, but they are so expensive. We already had a miter saw and jig saw, so I thought why not. We did not use a pocket jig when we built this, so we had to brainstorm for the bread boards. I found these really long screws at Lowe's and they worked great. I actually love the way they look. We are going to use the screws on the next bench even though we have a Kreg Jig now. Soon I will have my dream table without spending $2,000!

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Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
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I distressed the bench using a sock with two bolts in it. I also used a hammer, but was very careful to not hit it so it looked like a hammer imprint. I used: Minwax Pre-Stain wood conditioner, followed by Minwax Red Mahogany #225, and finished with Minwax Fast-Drying Polyurethane Clear Gloss. I put I think 3 coats of stain and 3 coats of Poly.
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