Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Convertible Benches

My brother, Nic, built some convertible benches a couple years ago.  He said he found drawings online on how to make them.  So I did a quick search and I did find a great tutorial here and showed it to Jamie.  I asked him if he could make them and he said sure, how many do you want?  I said, how about 4 of them?  He laughed and said, how about 2?  Okay, I’m good with 2. 

Pressure treated pine was on sale at Menards and we still had a full gallon of stain left over from the deck.  So in one day Jamie cut all the wood and we stained it that night. 

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We let the wood dry for 4 days and then Jamie put them together.  I love them!   They can be used as a bench or as a table.  Or put 2 back-to-back and you have a picnic table.

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Since the wood was still a little tacky from the stain, we put some old blankets over them and were able to use them around the fire with friends.

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3 comments:

juli said...

Those are awesome!! Love it. Might have a new job for Ben but I'm sure I'll still be asking next summer...lol

carolea said...

Practical - yet really neat!

manhattan pressurized walls said...

great idea so practical ..