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lets talk benches...

i made my very own!

It might be hard to believe but wanted $243 for this bench.

$153 at crate and barrel

And $199 at Pottery Barn....

Or you can make your own for $15-$20
It is simple, i used ana whites plans.

You start by cutting all your wood. I have a table miter saw that I use

So sorry I don't have step by step instructions but I'm always in a hurry to get things done. (this goes back to my post about time) You can see here that I made the base and then I'm just placing the boards on top then started screwing them in.
attached the legs and BAM!  How do you like me now?

I love it. it is so pretty. I used Ana Whites plans... her instructions are fabulous!

I kinda wish I would have just stained it but instead I painted it an Antique white because I wanted it to match my deck railings.
Not too shabby right?
Thanks for looking! I will be sharing my project with these blogs:


  1. Great work on the bench! Yours looks every bit as good as the store bought ones!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. Nice Bench!
    It looks like you did a nice job on it!

  3. Isn't Ana great? I love her site and have about 1,548,398,643 things from it I want to make. I would love it if you would share this on my linky party - Tout It Tuesday.


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