My sister-in-law sent a picture of a bench and asked if I could make one to go in her entryway. The legs on it would’ve required compound angles, which I didn’t really want to deal with so I looked for other similar benches online and found one by Pottery Barn in which the legs were only angled in one direction, not two.
So I set about to make it using the pictures from the Pottery Barn website as reference. I used only 2×4’s since I can’t afford to pay for any nicer wood at this point. I used 2×4’s I already had on hand and also a couple from my neighbor who was moving and getting rid of some.
The things I liked about the original bench from Pottery Barn were the angled legs with through tenons and the breadboard ends on the top so I decided to keep those elements and go about the tenons and breadboards using traditional joinery. Plus, it would be good practice.
She also wanted it stained the color of drift wood to match other things in her place. This video is my attempt to make a knock-off version similar to the Pottery Barn bench.
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHL2eIFwKOg