5 board bench

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Submitted by Jamie_A on Thu, 08/30/2012 - 06:34

My husband was talking about going to burn some old boards, and when I asked about them - they were from a 100 year old barn! After some coaxing, he brought home a huge pile, and filed up his side of the garage. I've been looking for something to do with them and I found your site! I'm so excited for all the projects to come. This was my first build (after a corner tv console that went horribly wrong, lol). I shortened the bench a bit to fit the small wall in our mudroom. This was a great plan, super easy and super quick.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
free! used found barn boards
Estimated Time Investment
An Hour or Two (0-2 Hours)
Type of Wood
2x8 barn board
Finish Used
I sanded the boards down with 80 grit, then 100. I used the vinegar and steel wool mix to age the cut edges, cleaned it off and applied 2 coats of spray poly, lightly sanding in between
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project

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