Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Rustic Barnwood Bench

Some things are best left as is...

rustic bench DIY made with reclaimed woodand such was the case with this bautiful barnwood.



Rustic Barnwood Bench
It has the barn red paint on it still, and a lovely, weathered patina.
build a rustic bench from barn wood
I have sold three benches in my booth in the past week, so a bench was calling tobe built from this wood.

Construction is simple--two 40" boards for the top, two 17" x 10" boards for the legs and 1" x 2" boards to join the top together and attach the legs.
Rustic Barnwood Bench
I added a shelf, which is always a bonus storage spot for baskets and crates, and it helps to make the bench more sturdy. I did spray the wood lightly with a clear coat to protect it.
Rustic Barnwood Bench

Simple. Rustic. Lovely. 💓

4 comments:

  1. Hopefully smooth enough to not bite one who sits!! LOL

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    1. Yes, definitely! I always get the "slivers in waiting" off!

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  2. HI!. How do you keep the bench from leaning right or left? What is it braced with? Thank you very much.

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    1. The braces attached to the legs and the shelf keep it sturdy. I used as long of screws as possible when securing everything. Sometimes I have to add an angled brace underneath and to the leg to create the "triangle" that makes everything sturdy. This one is very sturdy without the angled brace.

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