Kids Country Bench

Submitted by Jenny Anne on Mon, 03/14/2011 - 14:26

Hi! I made the Kid's Country Bench for my first ever woodworking project. Making this bench was the first time I've used a jigsaw (purchased for this project) and the first time drilling a pilot hole. My husband answered a couple of questions along the way, but I did all the work myself and am so proud. I did change some dimensions to accommodate pretty baskets I wanted to use. This is going to be very helpful for corralling two little boys' shoes in my entry.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$50
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
pine boards
Finish Used
I really wanted to stain this and prime and paint later as a last resort, if needed. My concern was the wood putty. I didn't get the "stainable" stuff since I've only heard bad things about it. I got some that would supposedly blend pretty well. You can see that it's too dark for my stain, but I'm ok with that in the end. I think it' makes it look like reclaimed wood or something. You can also see on the end where I drilled two holes in the wrong spot (oops!) despite measuring twice, cutting once. (That doesn't help if you're measuring the wrong number!) :-)
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project

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