Large Rustic X Bench

Submitted by hannahclou on Sun, 06/12/2011 - 14:11

For my second project I wanted to build something a little more difficult than a shelf.  The hubby showed me how to use our power tools and I was unstoppable.  I chose this great bench because it fit the feel of our house and I wanted an entryway spot to sit while putting on shoes. 
The finishing took much longer than it actually took to build the bench.  I thought it would be more difficult to get the precise angle measurements  to make the supports under the bench, but it was not bad at all.  I can 't believe I built this pretty bench!  I have the building fever now!

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
Minwax Early American and Polycrylic for the top.
Antique White and Clear Gloss for underneath.
Recommended Skill Level


In reply to by mandylynn523


Thu, 08/18/2011 - 04:33

Hello. My hubby and I are in the process of building this bench. Basically just have to put the top on and finish the staining/painting. We are doing a black bottom and stained top. I have a hard time w/angles so my husband tackled that but I have to say, he had a hard time with it as well. Glad you had an easy time of it! Can I ask how you attached the top?