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Good friends of ours recently purchased their first home in Indiana and had a housewarming party over the weekend, so the wife and I decided to make them a re-purposed chair bench for their front porch. Everything used on the bench was re-purposed other than the pine for the frame.

We picked up a pair of fairly dated chairs for the project cheap off CL.


And I quickly got to work breaking them down for mock up.








The seating boards were a couple of pieces of old lumber we picked up at the local ReStore (Habitat for Humanity store).
They measured 48" x 11 & 3/4", so I ripped them down to 5 & 3/8" so we could use 3 boards (wife likes odd numbers).


Adding some pine trim to the front


Yours truly doing some sanding


Adding some paint - This color is called LaFonda from Valspar and if you've ever seen the movie Napolean Dynamite, you'll know why I laugh whenever I tell people what color it is.




Chair detail in color


All finished






At it's new home on the front porch in Indiana


 

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thats a nice bench
 

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Like it. Great idea to use old chairs and making into a great looking bench with a new life. Like the color as well, neat and easy to the eyes. Great job! I'm sure the new owners like it.
 

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Thanks fellas! This was a really simple build and our friends were really surprised & happy with the bench. Will probably make a few more of these down the road.
 
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