Submitted by searcyb on Sun, 03/10/2013 - 13:24

We found a old barn door at the local county flea market and my wife knew she wanted me to make a hall tree. This was rather easy to accomplish with the plans for the rustic x coffee table just adapted down to make a small bench. The wood is all simple 1x4 pine from lowes. I beat the wood up pretty good with a hammer and other various tools and I treated the wood with a combination of vinegar and steel wool to give it the aged look. I didn't accomplish this right away and so I decided to use a small torch to burn some age into the wood. I used wax to finish it off to give it a smooth feel since people would be sitting on it.

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Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
Minwax wax
Recommended Skill Level


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