Saturday, March 12, 2011

DIY X Brace Entry Bench

I built an entryway bench for our friends.




Using Ana White's x bench as a guide I modified the size to fit the space.
(This bench measures 34"w x 19"h x 18"d.)
Now they have a landing spot for visitors.


Progress pictures:

All assembled and ready to finish.


To finish I did the following:

1. one coat paint with primer (Behr French Roast, semi gloss finish)
2. sanded 120 grit, then 220 grit for ultra smooth finish
** absolutely necessary if you want a smooth, smooth surface **
3. two coats paint with primer (one could have done it but I wanted it perfect)


For the cushion:
1. Cut 2" high density foam to fit bench:


2. Cut fabric to fit, top and bottom pieces, gutter piece and make piping:


3. Finished cushion cover:



Fits perfect in it's new home and fun to build.


17 comments:

  1. Ok, I feel like such an underachiever now...LOL. All that aside, I love the bench. Very inviting in an entryway.

    Angie
    Linen & Verbena

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  3. Love the bench! I am super obsessed with benches lately and want one for every room. Love the cushion-great job!

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  4. good job! Your paint finish is impeccable! I am so lazy that i never sand my pieces very well :( Details, details... so hard

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  5. Your bench looks great. I'm partial to dark stain, so great call. Dropping by from Met Monday. When you have time, come see the chairs I had recovered.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  6. Love this bench and cushion--fantastic job!

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  7. Great job! I'm a little scared of constructing things, but have no problem reconstructing. maybe one day I will be brave!

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  8. Beautiful!! I have been dying to get a bench like this for our front hallway. This is great!

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  9. Wow, I'm so impressed you made this! Looks great! Just came across your blog today and I'm a new follower.

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  10. Hi, I'm stopping by from Handmade Tuesday at Ladybug Blessings. Your bench turned out so well and looks very professional. Great job! Ana has the best patterns.

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  11. LOVE.IT! GREAT JOB!!!!

    http://www.craigslistqueen.blogspot.com

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  12. I can't believe you are building all these pieces - I'm just so impressed. Well and a little jealous too. I would love to be able to do something like that.

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  13. Incredible. I *so* want to build a piece of furniture someday!

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  14. Love it! I'm inviting you to link this to my Inspiring Thursday Party. http://delightfulorder.blogspot.com/2011/03/delightfully-inspiring-thursday-linky_23.html
    DaNita

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  15. wow. I can't believe you built that. so cool!

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