With kids that can't reach into cupboards I find myself tripping over barstools ALL THE TIME in my kitchen. Instead of 4 barstools, that find several random homes throughout the day, I decided we needed a bench at the counter.
Since I have no money to buy one, why not build one?
I looked on Ana's Site but could not find any benches that were counter height. I did find a bench I loved though and decided that I could attempt to modify it... I tried it and it worked! Here are the plans I modified.
If you have been reading my other blog posts you are starting to see that most of the things I build are built mostly with free wood I get off craigslist. The same goes for this bench, it is build out of reclaimed wood, nothing is better than free!
Here is the bench right after I built it.
end tables at the same time.
Up to this point in my life I had never stained anything before. Looking back I think I would have rubbed the stain off a little sooner....but I still LOVE this bench!
It goes perfect with my table as well, It is so nice when we have people over for dinner. (I do have 8 chairs, but I had moved them to clean the floor...just in case you were wondering...)