Super Easy Bench (modified)

Submitted by spiceylg on Mon, 08/05/2013 - 16:44

We built this bench for the same women's shelter for whom we built the storage table and benches at their request. They wanted a place for the children to come in and remove their shoes. Since it was for children, we modified the height to be the same as the other small benches, 14". Leftover gray primer was used and they requested the same color scheme as the previous build. Therefore the leftover paint from the other project was used plus three coats of semi-gloss Polycrylic. I think the paint brand is Olympic. It was a joint effort between a friend, my husband and I. It was built in an evening, but I put a week long project because of the coats of primer, paint, and top coat with all of the drying time.

Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Recommended Skill Level



Fri, 08/30/2013 - 09:06

This is great! I love that you are still building things for the shelter! Your bench looks well-built and I am sure it will last them a lifetime.

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