I made this quick and easy (20 minute build time) bench with some of that lovely reclaimed oak.
I know, I know, why did I paint it? Because, painted benches sell. I used a bright green with a teal over the top.
The top was cracked and split, but by attaching the "legs", it holds the top together. Don't we all need a little help holding it together from time to time? I toenailed screws underneath to hold the legs in placeand then added screws down through the top to secure them. When I am painting a bench I don't mind the screws being through the top.
Next, I attached braces for a bottom shelf. Very quick, very easy, very heavy being it is oak!
Oh, and look at the new "props" my kind brother-in-law saved from the garbage for me--a milk can with lovely patina
and a milk box. See the label that was on the milk box--LOVE!
What would you do with reclaimed oak barnwood?