Rustic Bench

Submitted by cassiet717 on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 14:14

I have always loved benches at the dining table. They are so practical for cleaning, kids, and for cramming extra people at a table! We are (mostly) happy with our current table, but I was so sick of 6 clunky chairs floating around my kitchen, and these benches were the perfect solution. They were very simple to make and are exactly what I wanted!

I mixed my own color of stain for the top board from two Cabot colors (Golden Oak and Walnut) to create a color that break up all the oak in the room, while still fitting in. I painted the bases of the benches a creamy ivory for the same reason, to break up all the oak, and distressed the edges lightly.

I omitted the "x" feature in the plans because I was happy with the look of just the board along the bottom.

Estimated Cost
about $40 for 2, plus left over paint and stain
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
Cabot wood stain in Golden Oak and Walnut (mixed), and Valspar latex paint in Crisp Linen
Recommended Skill Level

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