An Easy to Build Bench With a Woven Seat
I decided I needed a bench in our very small entryway. This bench is not only really super-easy to build (suitable for all skill levels!), but it is very inexpensive!
The bench measures approximately 48" long by 13-1/2" wide and is 18" high. It is the perfect piece to use in in entryway, like I did, or even on a covered outdoor area.
The frame is constructed using 2x2 lumber (or 2x4s ripped in half) and secured with 2-1/2" pocket hole screws. I thoroughly sanded the frame, then stained it before adding the seat.
I used 3-1/2" wide jute upholstery webbing for the seat. I include a video tutorial in the blog post on weaving the seat (which is super-simple!)
The jute webbing is secured to the inside of the frame using an upholstery stapler. The stapler uses fine, narrow crown staples, and I used six on each end of each piece of the webbing.
The bench is a project that can be completed in a weekend, including dry time for the stain and sealer. The jute webbing can be found in any craft or hobby store and makes a really sturdy seat. Narrower webbing can also be used, if desired.
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- 2x2 Lumber
- Jute Upholstery Webbing
- Pocket Hole Jig & Screws
- Narrow Crown Upholstery Stapler with Staples
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