Ballard Designs knock off bench
We needed more seating in our family room, and I wanted a couple of benches that would fit neatly into specific spaces. Here's what I came up with:
I purchased legs from the Home Depot as well as Lowe's. They are pine and were about $10 each. I stained them with Minwax Jacobean and sealed them with a satin polyurethane:
The blogger who inspired me to do this used MDF for the seat, which I don't see how that would hold an adult. I used 3/4" plywood instead. One large sheet was enough for a couple of benches, plus plenty of leftovers.
Another project I am planning is this console:
This will go in the foyer by the front door. The space is empty and we just need something there. I'll be grouping it with a mirror from the old house and some kind of non-breakable accessories (since we have both a cat and a toddler).
Thanks for looking!