93: Bench Project

93: Bench Project

 I mentioned this project awhil back, and I took pictures, but I never got them posted, so here they are posted for your viewing pleasure.  I made this bench about 13-14 years ago, but never painted it or anything.  In fact, it had an old door as a back to it, but since it sat out in the weather all the time, it eventually fell apart.  the bench itself is not in the best shape either, but I am hoping with this repair/trim and some paint that it will last us another 14 years or so…. 

 here is the base bench….    

  and here is the beginning of the trim.  I drilled holes at even measurements along the trim, and then cut towards them with a simple skill saw.                   

 finished trim:    

Here it is finished, but unpainted..    Paint will come later, I don’t know yet what color/colors…..most likely a lot of colors.



  • i too like woodworking, and this is a fabo bench. i like how you did the trim(now why didnt i think of that??) i am in the process right now of reconfiguring a hutch top. i totally agree and i thought the same thing, it needs to be a bunch of fun colors! i would think a bus yellow and aqua would be awesome with some other colors

    July 27, 2008 at 12:48 am
  • Dude! I can’t believe you made that trim. And I can’t believe I didn’t think of it. I designed a little gingerbread house style playhouse in my niece’s basement and I made them order some trim from online. Slightly fancier, but still, I didn’t think I could just MAKE it.

    The bench looks cool. I want to see it painted…

    Two years ago, I don’t think I would have been able to “make” the trim either….tight budgets can be great Creativity boosts!

    Thanks for dropping in here at the Blue Nickel, come back often!

    July 30, 2008 at 10:57 pm

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