Turquoise 2×4 Entry Bench – HD Monthly Challenge

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You can make an impressive statement at your entrance with an entryway bench. But don’t buy a bench; build your own. 

Benches are ideal for entryways because they provide a comfortable place to sit and put on or take off shoes. 

They also fill an otherwise empty space and make your home feel welcome. You can make the bench from a plank of wood like walnut or cherry for a rich, inviting look. 

This bench can be 4 feet long and 2 feet wide but can be customized to fit your entryway.

What You Need

  • Rough Sawn Panel 
  • Fine-grained sanding paper 
  • 4 Wood Boards
  • Long decorative head screws
  • Screws
  • 2 wood board 
  • Tack cloth
  • Shellac brush with natural bristle

How to Build a Turquoise Entry Bench

You can make an impressive statement at your entrance with an entryway bench. But don’t buy a bench; build your own. 

Benches are ideal for entryways because they provide a comfortable place to sit and put on or take off shoes. 

They also fill an otherwise empty space and make your home feel welcome. You can make the bench from a plank of wood like walnut or cherry for a rich, inviting look. 

This bench can be 4 feet long and 2 feet wide but can be customized to fit your entryway. 

Step-by-Step to Build a Turquoise Entry Bench

Step 1

Lay the rough-sawn panel horizontally on a work surface.

Sand the board, with a sander that is equipped with a fine-grained sanding pad, in the same direction as the wood grain until completely smooth. 

Step 2

Support four 2-by-2-by-18-inch lumber boards upright so that one 2-by-2-inch end of each board is resting flat on your work surface. 

Position the gaskets so that one plate rests at each of the four corners of the 2-by-18 by-32-inch plate. 

Step 3

Place the 2-by-18-by-32-inch flat panel display board on the top 2-by-2-inch ends of the legs. This is the seat board for the bench. 

Drive the decorative cap screws through the base plate at the ends of the legs with a screw gun. Use two bolts per leg assembly.

Step 4

Center one 2-by-2 by 14-inch board between the legs at each 18-inch end of the seat. 

Lay the boards up to 6 inches from the work surface at each end. 

These are the side support boards. Follow two decorative head screws through the legs at the ends of the side support boards.

Step 5

Place 2-by-2-by-28-inch boards between the legs on the front and rear 32-inch sides of the seat. 

Position these boards up to 6 inches from your work surface and secure them in place in the same way that you did the side brackets in Step 4. 

Step 6

Clean the bench assembly with a sticky cloth. Brush in an even layer of shellac with a natural bristle brush. 

Let the hairspray dry for 24 hours and apply a second coat. 

Step 7

Paint the table with turquoise chalk paint and then apply a dark patina. 

Let it dry for 24 hours and polish with a shoe brush: it will be beautiful and much more resistant.

Step 8

Wait 48 hours after the last coat of paint before using the bench.

Have a super-duper creation!

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