Woven Back Bench

We made the woven back bench this weekend for our front porch. We modified the back to not have the bend in it, and we added supports to the slats underneath as we felt it needed that. It was a great plan and we love the end result of the bench! One tip, if you make, you'll actually need TWO 1x4x8's even though the supply list says you'll only need one. We used the kreg jig a lot on this project. Highly recommend this plan! Bonus, it only cost about $25 for the wood for this project!

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Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Finish Used
Black paint
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Mon, 07/29/2013 - 17:18

Good work! I have been planning to make this bench but was unsure of what finish I wanted. After seeing yours I am definitely painting it black. Thanks for sharing!


Sun, 08/04/2013 - 08:38

Thank you! I think this would be very cute in many colors! I'm a painted wood kind of girl and love black. We just painted our front door black and I wanted the bench to coordinate with that. It turned out fab! If you make this though, I suggest painting the slats and back pieces before assembly! It was pretty difficult to paint once all together. ;) We used exterior satin black paint from the blue store.