I picked up some used wood fencing material last year to keep in stock for woodworking project. Last Monday I decided to build a rustic wood bench from this material.
Other than framing stick houses; and also building my own bathroom cabinets in my previous home, I do not claim to be a wood-worked by any means. Other than the previously mentioned, I've also built a few bird houses and two Adirondack chairs years ago.
This is where I started. It's treated pine, 6" x 8' boards. Being my bench was going to be under 5', I was able to cut off the damaged ends.
This is used, treated 2''x4'' fence stringers. I used my "fake" JD lawn cart to haul the material from behind the barn, to the shop.
Below are the rear stiles. The upper and lower section of the stiles are ripped at a 7° angle. In hindsight, I should have done 15°.
Not to bore you with the rest of the build, this is how the bench came out. Kind of dingy looking. Well, I have something that will change the looks.
Here it is after a good pressure washing.
After 24 hours of drying, a light stain was applied.
Then the cushions and pillows.
Cushions in reverse mode.
I hope the wife likes it.