Modern Farm Bench

Submitted by TeamCraven on Fri, 01/17/2014 - 15:54

This bench came together fairly quickly, and was easy to assemble. Clamps are your best friend to get everything level and straight. We plan on next building a farmhouse table for this to go with, but in the meantime, it's in our entryway. I am very happy with how it turned out, thanks to these simple, straightforward plans. Thanks Ana! We used the cheapest whitewood at Home Depot, and to finish I used a pre-stain conditioner, 2 coats of Minwax Special Walnut stain, and 3 coats of Helmsman Spar Urethane because I have 3 young kids and one more on the way... so I know how many spills this will take, & I didn't want any moisture getting under my finish.

Estimated Cost
< $20 in lumber
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Whitewood
Finish Used
1 Coat pre-stain wood conditioner, 2 coats Minwax Special Walnut (leaving on 15 min before wiping off each coat), 3 coats Helmsman Spar Urethane (sanding with 220 grit sandpaper and wiping down between each coat)
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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