|Project by April Wilkerson||posted 01-31-2014 03:40 PM||1360 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
A friend had me build this birdhouse bench as a Christmas present for her grandmother this past year. I made the posts from cedar since they will be on the ground, then the seat and arms from pine, and the back from fence pickets.
I used my Kreg pocket jig for all the joints so no screw is visible except the four on the back holding on those cross members in the dadoes. I also made the birdhouses removable so they can be cleaned out.
You can’t really tell in the photo but after I primed and painted everything, I took some sand paper and distressed it slightly then put on three coats of polycrylic to seal it.
If you would like step by step instructions, you can find them posted on my personal blog.