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DIY "Striped" Benches

I loved the look of these "striped" benches I saw in a wedding venue image. I thought it wouldn't be too hard to recreate that look. I used 8' 2x6's joined with pocket hole screws. It's two flat boards sandwiching a vertical board for the seat. I tried 45 degree angles for the legs and had such a difficult time. Next time, I think I'll just keep it simple with 90 degree cuts. The cost of this little bench was $10 in lumber.

To see more: http://www.killerbdesigns.com/striped-benches-a-how-to/

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  • Z
    on Sep 11, 2012

    What a simple, but neat little bench Brooke. I'm sure we have some scraps around I could build one with. The bench I've had for our salt deliver has all but bit the dust so you posting is very timely. Thanks!

  • Ken C
    Ken C Yucaipa, CA
    on Apr 22, 2014

    If your concern cutting at an angle is a concern you can round off the legs where they meet the ground. No wobbling that way unless your cuts are really bad. To cut lumber with a handheld saw, get a Swanson speedsquare. You can hold it to one edge and use the angled edge as a guide for your saw. Its only as perfect as the straight side of your lumber but close enough for gov work.

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