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Asked on Aug 23, 2015

Church pew



What shall I do with this first row church pew of oak? The dimensions are 73" wide x 34" tall x 10" deep once the kneeler is removed. I'm all ears!
q church pew, diy, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects
q church pew, diy, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects
15 answers
  • Diane
    on Aug 23, 2015

    you could make a very nice table

  • Mirilla
    on Aug 23, 2015

    Something to consider, Diane. Thank you.

  • Denise
    on Aug 24, 2015

    Do you have a big front porch? Im down south and thats what we do. If not, cut in half, make corner seating area, or benches fr your dining room table, like a banquette. Or, cut the pew in half. Make a bench. Cut the other half in half, where the back meets the seat. Make a nice dinner table out of it. If kneelers are wood, cut in half as you did the pew. Use both kneelers to make side table(s). Put together as you would pallet wood, side by side, until wide enough and long enough for your table. Good luck. Post pics so we can see!!

  • Jenni
    on Aug 24, 2015

    You might think about turning it on end and add shelves. Glass shelves would be really neat. You could sand the wood and leave natural or stain or paint. Have fun with it whatever you do!!

  • Marion Nesbitt
    on Aug 24, 2015

    My first thought was modify for a headboard.

  • PainterNoni
    on Aug 24, 2015

    This could be a wonderful room divider, if one were needed. if you don't have a fireplace, use this as a display mantle...........either paint or stain it..........cover the kneeler with a beautiful fabric.

  • LoriKindler
    on Aug 24, 2015

    10" happens to be the minimum overhang for an eat in island. You could use that as the "front" of the island with cabinets backing it. You would have a place to put cookbooks or the kids' art.

  • Becky D
    on Aug 24, 2015

    I bought a house in 2005 that had been partially remodeled. The person before us used church pews to make all the shelving and woodwork in the kitchen. I love it.. the rest needs an update again but those will stay.

  • Liliana Wells
    on Aug 24, 2015

    Make it into a bench. Simply write "church pew" in the search box above for inspiration and tutorials.

  • LD
    on Aug 24, 2015

    You could make it into a bookcase with a display rack, and on the backside you could create a chalkboard/dry erase board with a scoreboard. The piece then could be used in a child's bedroom or playroom whereby creating two areas, one for reading and one for learning.

  • Colimbia1
    on Aug 25, 2015

    If shortening it would help you could remove one end, cut to size and put the end back on.

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  • Valerie
    on Aug 25, 2015

    It resembles a headboard to me. If perhaps the room it might dwell in is large (bed in the middle of the room), have the shelf be on the back of the headboard as a way to separate the bed area from a desk/study/library area. Perhaps place a top on it making it into a table (sofa table) or room divider. Or add a platform and legs at chair height to make a bench.

  • Henri001
    on Aug 25, 2015

    Make a headboard in the center of it...the ends can be retrofitted into attached nightstands ...then surround with bookcase/shelves and attach some industrial lights on either side above the nightstands!

  • Ann
    on Aug 26, 2015

    I was thinking take the kneeler off and add a seat to the back and use it on your porch

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