Rustic X Bench

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About This Project

This was a really cute bench that I thought would look nice paired up with my grandmother’s piano we’d inherited after she passed. My 13 year old daughter has been taking lessons and needed something better than a folding chair to sit on when she practiced (at least I thought so).

We did modify it a bit. We made it a bit taller for her to be able to sit comfortably at the piano. We also ran into a little bit of trouble when putting this together because the shopping list isn’t exactly right on the plans. Other than that, this was a great plan, easy to do and very inexpensive. Even if you had to buy the stain (which we didn’t as we had some left over from another project) it should still only cost about $27 or so. So for under $30 you’ve got this great bench that is super cute and very functional. Can’t beat that!!!!

Thanks Ana for posting the plans and allowing us to all live in your world! This is a great website and a wonderful online community. I check out the site everyday to see what’s new!

Thanks again!!!!!!

Required Skill Level: 
Starter Project
Estimated Time Investment: 
An Hour or Two (0-2 Hours)
Finish Used: 
Minwax water-based stain, clear tint in Coffee
Estimated Cost: 


I've got this bench on my mental to-do list. I've loved every one I've seen on the brag boards, but this might be number 1 now. I've got to check out the coffee tint for Minwax. I don't recall seeing that one before! Nicely done!