|Project by LegendInMyOwnMind||posted 05-03-2011 12:22 PM||1331 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Made this six foot long kitchen bench because I got tired of tripping over chairs and with six kids I often don’t have enough chairs to fit everyone. Goal was to have no visible screws so we used our miter saw to do 45 deg corners on the 1×8’s that make up the sides of the bench. Painted it black because we have room trim in black.
Would have loved to do a true cantilever out from the wall since it would be easier to clean but the strength of the wall is questionable. It’s strong enough to support the back so there are no legs there, but not enough to take the rotational force of the weight of the bench.
Did our own upholstery in fake leather. Bench is sided for a typical 22×22 foam pad. Yes, it was a bit rough going into Joanne’s fabric to buy the fabric and the foam. They act like I don’t belong but it made me come up with a new theory about chocolate. Even more than regular stores, they’ve got a superabundance of chocolate at the checkout lines. My guess – it’s pretty fresh too. Is this cliche about women or is that that way it really is?
-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.