Modified 5-Board Bench

My partner purchased one of these benches for $100 at a shop in Michigan, but we gave up it over a year ago, and have missed it ever since. I decided to make one myself, using project board for the top and legs instead of 1x12s to make it sturdier. The bench will actually be used both indoors and out, but I applied Behr exterior paint to help it weather to elements.

Though it is tough to see in these pictures, the under layer of paint is actually a spring green, while the top coat is bright blue (both custom mixes), and the edges have been sanded. My partner wanted the V in the legs to remain green, and so they are. We're both very happy with the bench, and so glad we found the plans on this site. What a savings!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$30
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
Behr Premium Plus Ultra Exterior Paint (includes primer)
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

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