Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Hickory, Dickory, Bench

Oh, how I wish I had a hundred pallets like the one I got this wood from.  Sadly, I have only found one.  It is so lovely--thick chunks of hickory.  I had a tough time deciding what I wanted to use this precious bit of wood, but finally chose to make a bench.  
I am not sure I ever make two benches the same way.  This was easy construction and even though I didn't take pictures of the steps, I think you can tell how it is constructed.

I think I was channeling a man-- the wood was so pretty I didn't want to paint it too much.  But, because I am me, I did have to have a little paint on there.  I slapped on a little turquoise and white.
See that purdy wood?
This bench is heavy and solid--thank you perfect pallet!
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  1. We just did a rustic bench out of pallet boards last week!!!
    Love yours - beautiful job!

  2. Fantastic! You always make me wish I owned more power tools! Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

  3. ah ... you can never have too many benches!


  4. That came out wonderful! I do the same thing....save something because I just can't decide how to BEST use it! I love it when I finally come up with the perfect thing....like you did!

  5. Great Bench! Love the colors and the wood showing!

  6. The bench it perfect! Pinned it! I love how you finished it and left some beautiful wood showing....

  7. So perfect!

  8. What a great idea for a linky party! I love the under $100 idea. I am a first time visitor and linker. I have also linked back to you on my blog. I posted the Dip-dyed ombre shoes. Thanks so much for hosting.

  9. This turned out great. I could use one of these.
    We would like to invite you to share this at our party. It is live now: http://www.thebusybhive.blogspot.com
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.


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