Last year I shared a couple of little benches I whipped up out of necessity!
My dining table spends 364 days a year against the wall with nothing more than a couple of chairs.
Since I host Thanksgiving dinner, the table is extended and pulled into the middle of the dining room so I need the additional seating!
It is no secret that I tend to stick with what I know so when it was time to pull out the table and get ready for Thanksgiving dinner last week, it was back to the garage to build another bench for the holiday!
Since I had already designed and built a few last year, I really didn't need to draw up new plans...I just needed to dig around in my scrap wood and find a few pieces I could use to construct a new bench.
That was pretty easy considering I had some oak left over from my stairway demo earlier in the year! I found an old pine dresser at the apartments that was missing the drawers, but the sides and top were perfect slabs of solid wood for the top of the bench. I also had some trim from who knows what project. I always have paint and stain on hand! I had to pull a few nails and sand off some old mastic, but other than that I had everything I needed! In the end, the bench cost me nothing more than a little bit of time!
It's no secret that oak is not my favorite wood but since I just need this little bench for the day, no biggy! The benches I constructed last year served their purpose and then where promptly sold in my booth, which explains why I had to build a new one!
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! After a day of stuffing our faces with turkey and EIGHT pies, I spent the weekend decorating for Christmas! Some people start off the holiday season fighting the crowds at the mall on Black Friday, I start mine wrestling with strings of lights and yards of garland...fun time!
Little changes from year to year...rarely do I tackle holiday projects. Here I shared a cute little project made out of a butter dish ...
...and here you can see how I made this versatile primitive box display...
....but all in all things pretty much stay the same.
Well, except the constant changes I keep making....