Sometimes I find something at a garage sale or a thrift store and I know instantly what I will make with it. Such was the case when I spied this nubby blanket/rug at the thrift store--I KNEW it wanted to be the upholstery fabric on a bench.
However, it took me a year to actually build the bench for the fish blanket.
But, I am glad I waited because it fit in perfectly with the campy/cabin display I just put together at the antique place I sell at.
I used reclaimed fence posts for the legs (cut 16" tall) and reclaimed pallet 2" x 4"s for the sides. I joined the sides to the legs, using the kreg jig, I added some angled braces cut at 45 degree angles. I added some cross boards in the middle to set the upholsterd plywood on. I secured the plywood to the cross braces.
I wanted the holes in the pallet boards to show--wanted a rustic look to this bench. I used a clear finish on all of the wood.
It is a perfect Montana bench, and it has already found a new home. 😊 Time to build something else...