Building a Bench

Building a Bench

When my parents come to visit, I always have some projects lined up for my dad.  My makeshift coat closet was one of these.  I absolutely love it!  Next on the list, was a seating bench for my dining room table.  Seating has always been an issue when friends come over, so I was really eager to put my dad on the job.

We basically used 4 pieces of wood that we purchased from Lowes.  It took a small part of two days to build.  One to cut the wood and one to put together.

We bought a nicer piece of wood wrapped in plastic for the seat.  It’s 8 ft by 16 in.

P1110771

Two were cut into smaller pieces about 18 in high for the supports.

P1110774

This was the previous day when Dad measured and cut all the wood.

P1110765

Here are the legs being put on.  We had to use to small pieces to create one support leg.  We used scraps from the closet project to hold them together.

P1110775

Dad’s doing a great job.

P1110777

Arabella is here for quality control and supervising.

P1110780

John is helping with holding the legs while dad screws them on.

P1110782

Here’s some important measuring being done.

P1110785

One long piece was attached to the back for support so the legs wouldn’t wobble with several people sitting on it.

P1110804

Almost finished.

P1110806

Arabella is doing some sanding.  That girl is a hard worker.

P1110808

She’s doing something with bungie cords.  Not sure what.

P1110813

It’s finished and ready to go inside.

P1110815

The quality control specialist found some final touches to work on.

P1110820

Here’s how it fits behind the table.  We will get some baskets to go in each section for extra storage.  Yay, for storage!

P1110827

There were a few casualties from all the work.

P1110843

Nothing that couldn’t be fixed with some lanolin (great for cuts) and Strawberry Shortcake band-aids.

P1110853

Now, what color to paint it?  You’ll have to wait and see!

P1110830

I can’t wait to show you the final project when it’s finished!

JulieBird

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Awwwwww..I really wanted to see the pictures of the painted bench, Julie! Even though we sat on it after you and Dad finished it. : ) What a great idea for seating against the wall and the storage really is a bonus!

Leave a Reply