Western Upholstered Bench

Submitted by deskjockie on Sat, 04/16/2011 - 18:20

I've been wanting a bench for the foot of my bed for a long time, but could not find one I wanted at a price I wanted to pay.  When I saw Ana's Upholstered Bench, it was just what I'd been looking for!  I went out to the barn and scrounged some lumber, and then, because I am not comfortable using a circle cut saw, but I am comfortable using a table saw, I went online and found some videos on how to make a taper cut jig for a table saw and used that method to cut the tapers on the legs.  I finished cutting out the frame and then sanded, stained and tung oiled the legs.  My husband helped me assemble the frame and then I upholstered it.  I am redoing my bedroom in a 'western' theme, and I used the remnant of the same faux suede  fabric we used on the headboard.  I added the nailheads but apparently I chose some that are only carried in one store in the area, so I'm having to wait a week for them to restock since I bought all they had! Then I'll add the rest to the front.

I am delighted with how it turned out!  It not only looks good, it's really sturdy, and since I have less than $20 in out-of-pocket expenses, it sure beats those high priced benches!  Thanks, Ana, you are a real inspiration to this 61-year-old grandma!

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Type of Wood
Pine and plywood for the top
Finish Used
Minwax Walnut, Tung Oil Satin
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