Hi I am Brooke from Start at Home and I am so excited to be here on Lou Lou Girls. I am a stay at home mom to 3 cute little kiddo’s and an avid DIY’er who is always up for a challenge. I love to repurpose and upcycle almost anything.
Today I am going to show you how I turned an old crib into this beautiful new bench!
You will need:
An old crib
a table saw
For this bench I used the 2 ends. One of the ends will be the back you don’t need to do anything to this one
The second end you are going to cut in half with a table saw. once cut you should have 2 equal parts, these are going to be the sides of your bench.
A bench seat is usually between 16 to 17 inches high. I cut 5 inches off of these legs so they would line up correctly on the back and be the right height for my seat.
Next you are going to build a frame out of 2×4’s to use as your seat.
The back of your frame should run from post to post and should be at least 15 inches wide.
Once your frame is made you will attach it to the back of your bench with several screws and wood glue. It is a good idea to pull out your level to ensure your bench is going together square.
Once your frame is secured to the back you can add your side pieces one at a time.
I like to screw them to the back as well as the center frame to make the bench as sturdy as possible.
Now that your bench is all together fill all of your screw holes and your bench will be ready to paint!
Once your bench is painted cut pine planks the width of your bench with at least a 1/2 inch over hang. I used a finish nailer to secure the pine planks to the 2×4 frame.
and TADA you have a beautiful new bench!
Thank you so much again for having me, it has been an honor!
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