Taylor is a former student of our small town high school and has always been extra kind to my daughter, helping her with volleyball. She and her two roommates were the victims of a random stabbing attack that occurred a month ago. Random violence is very rare in Montana, let alone something so horrific and damaging. HERE is a Go Fund Me site set up for Taylor.
When God put the love for junk and reclaimed wood and building in my heart, I asked Him how I can use it for others. One way is through donations for various fundraisers. I am happy to be able to do this very small thing to help others. Please join me in praying for Taylor's complete healing--thank you! Here is the original post on bench:
Do you ever create something and just sigh...ah, yes, THIS is me, THIS is the one. That is what happened when I made this bench.
It isn't all that different from my typical style, but the wood edge and legs really made the colors pop for me.
I started by cutting a bunch of painted pallet boards (PAINT TECHNIQUE HERE) the same length (12 inches maybe, I don't remember).
I joined them together with a pallet board running down the middle of them, screwing in from the underside.
I then cut reclaimed oak board to the length of the joined pallet boards, and 2 shorter pieces for the width. I screwed this into the thicker pallet wood pieces.
I added 2x2 legs with a brace in between them--this makes for a more stable bench.
I used stain on all of it afterwards--in Provencial I believe.
Something about that rustic wood and those bright colors that speak to me.