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.
Two were cut into smaller pieces about 18 in high for the supports.
This was the previous day when Dad measured and cut all the wood.
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.
Dad’s doing a great job.
Arabella is here for quality control and supervising.
John is helping with holding the legs while dad screws them on.
Here’s some important measuring being done.
One long piece was attached to the back for support so the legs wouldn’t wobble with several people sitting on it.
Arabella is doing some sanding. That girl is a hard worker.
She’s doing something with bungie cords. Not sure what.
It’s finished and ready to go inside.
The quality control specialist found some final touches to work on.
Here’s how it fits behind the table. We will get some baskets to go in each section for extra storage. Yay, for storage!
There were a few casualties from all the work.
Nothing that couldn’t be fixed with some lanolin (great for cuts) and Strawberry Shortcake band-aids.
Now, what color to paint it? You’ll have to wait and see!
I can’t wait to show you the final project when it’s finished!