Good Afternoon on this Day of COVID-19 Quarantine! I hope your day is well. We are still busy at the lol Twine and Tumbleweeds. This past week, I took some time to make a little something for the beautiful lady in my life. She has …
Whew, I had a busy weekend, got a few projects wrapped up around the house and of course starting new ones. Oh and the kids got their drivers license this week so Add worried dad the list! High points (I know I did a lot …
This is one of our first projects, Merideth bought an old headboard at a garage sale and had a great vision of this bench.
We took it home and sanded all the old lacquer and paint, lots of sanding and really not my favorite thing to do. We had some prefab spindles in our supply stash that we acquired from our local Habitat for Humanity (we call it the Restore Store cause it sounds cool). We measured the sitting hight, I believe was 17″, and cut the ends off the spindles to use for the front legs.
We built the frame out of 1X4s and built it to the frame. I built the benchtop also out of 1X4s and mounted them width-wise instead of lengthwise.
While she was working on that, I took the ends that I cut off the spindles and shaped them up a little bit and used them for the risers for the custom cut handrails I made (my first attempt at handrails).
After the painting and the staining, we did the final assembly. The benchtops were drilled and hand nailed with 2-inch finishing nails. The arms were attached to the spindles with wood glue and two ended nails then, from underneath and the back with Grip Fast® #9 x 2″ 6-Lobe Drive Steel Pro Trim Wood Screw (What a plug a?).