straight slat bench

Submitted by mom of 4 on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 13:48

I modified the Woven Back Bench for this build. My brother's new front porch needed a bench, so I gave this as a housewarming present. The angle cuts on the back legs and armrests were intimidating before I started, but really pretty easy to do with a circular saw and a jig saw. Lots of sanding made everything work well. It was a fun build, but there were tons of pocket holes to drill and fill!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
100
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
pine, whitewood, furring wood
Finish Used
3 coats of Behr Interior semi-gloss enamel in Ultra Pure White. I used an interior paint because they have a very deep porch which will protect the bench from weather.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate