I am not an expert "Tutorial Maker " like Kris from Simply Prim or Char from The Pickled Pepper Patch, but I will show you the steps that I followed to make this project, a Crock Bench. Love Kris and Char's blogs and their awesome ideas.
You will made this project for only $16.97. Yes, that is the quantity that I spend in the materials ( including tax). This project is very similar to the dry sink tutorial that I posted days ago.
You'll need the following materials:
- piece of 1" x 12" x 4' wood board
- piece of 1" x10" x 6' wood board
- piece of 3/4" x 3" x 6' wood board
- scrap of wood of 2" x 25 "
- wood nails
- wood glue
- gig saw
- Paints ( I choose black and barn red)
Using a piece of 1x10, cut 2 pieces of 29 1/2" long. In one side of the piece, measure 2" from the edges to inside and mark each points. Measure 5" from the bottom of the piece to the top and draw a semi circle. Connect that semi circle with the points from the edges. Make the same in the next piece.
Your bench legs will look like this.
Take your 1x12 board to make the top and the bottom pieces of the table. Measure 25" from the edge and cut your first piece (this will be the table top) and your shelf will be the remain quantity of the board (23 inches long).
We are ready to mount the bench. Take your bench legs and measured 14 inches since the edge, mark and placed the bottom shelf. Put the piece between legs and secure it with glue and nails.
Now, put the table top using the piece of 25 inches. Remember, use glue and nail to secure each piece to give strength to the bench. Look how it looks with all pieces together.
Using the board of 3/4" x 3" cut the following: a piece of 25" long and place it in the back of the table top. Now cut two pieces of wood of 11 3/4" for the sides of the top. I took one side of the board and make a drawing of a curve to give character to the piece. Make the same to the other piece. Secure them on both sides of the top.
Your top will looks like this.
To give support to the piece attached a piece of wood to the back of the bench.
Your piece is now finished..
Round the edges and make sure all sanding has been completed prior to painting. Give the base color and then apply the color you want. In this piece I used barn red over black.
To give a distressed look, use the sander and remove paint in the specific areas to create a worn look.
Then apply stain. Now your piece looks old and primitive.
Love this new piece.
Well, I hope you enjoy this tutorial as much I enjoyed making this piece.
Bye, Bye and see you soon..... Evelyn