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Five Board Wedding Guest Book Bench

April 23, 2012 |
posted by brookifer86
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Five Board Wedding Guest Book Bench
Five Board Wedding Guest Book Bench
About This Project

To contribute to an upcoming family wedding, the mother of the groom asked me if I could build the couple a guest book bench like the one we had at our wedding. We only had a few days to build, so instead of using the same Rustic Bench plan I chose Ana’s 5 Board Bench. I had some spare 1×3′s so I decided to add a shelf to the bottom for added stability. It turned out to be a really cute bench! The little details were fun to add. For the art on the top, i traced their last name and wedding date in Cecilia font onto printer paper straight from my computer screen since my printer is out of ink. I taped it in place on the bench, then traced over it with an empty mechanical pencil which indented the outline on the wood. I filled it in with a silver metallic Elmer’s Painters paint pen. The guests used a fine tipped paint pen to sign it at the reception. A bench is so much more fun than a plain old book! Now they have something to display and use in their new home together!

From Plan (new): 
Estimated Cost: 
$20
Estimated Time Investment: 
An Hour or Two (0-2 Hours)
Required Skill Level: 
Beginner
Type of Wood: 
Pine
Finish Used: 
Three coats of white semi-gloss paint

How cute! At my wedding, I

How cute! At my wedding, I had this type of benches. The wedding photographers san luis obispo made us get up on those benches and we made rows or people. Those who were in the second plan were up on the benches and the main "characters" were in front. We had a really nice wedding.

posted by Jane Andrews (not verified) | on Thu, 2012-07-19 15:39

Wedding guest book

This is an amazing project!I will get married on September and I've already bought everything from dress to unique wedding favors.I am so nervous about my wedding as I want it to be perfect.I've started to build this wedding guest book bench as it is great and unique.

posted by Ranina | on Tue, 2012-08-21 07:26

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