Friday, February 17, 2017

Barn Wood Bench

When a friend asked me to donate to a fundraiser for a local family whose son was born with heart complications.  I said of course. I knew I wanted to make something Montana and I know how popular benches are so that is what I did.

reclaimed wood bench for the entryway

I pieced the top together with three boards to get the size I wanted.
montana bench made from barn wood
I used a wider, single board (OK, just started singing, "All the single ladies...") for the sides or legs.  I attach these to a small 1" X 2" board and then screw it into the underside of the bench.
make a bench for the entryway from reclaimed wood
I add braces cut at 45 degree angles--these really make the bench sturdy.  I painted Montana (I have been on the MT kick again!) on it, stained it and finished it with clear coat.
barn wood bench to build for the entryway
Hopefully it well sell for a decent price and help out the family in need. 


  1. That is so cool! Wish I could see a pic of the braces? I'm sure it will sell fast! Perfect piece - just the right size!

  2. So nice of you to do this. You are very kind.

  3. That is a beautiful bench. I'm sure it will sell for a very good price because that is something you cannot go wrong with. It looks like something a lot of people will like! Very nice of you to make that and donate it!

    -Chasity (Blue Cottage Farmhouse)


Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!