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Reclaimed Wood Bench

Erin Lang Norris

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Erin Lang Norris added this to DIY Project: Artful Scrap-Wood Bench
When all was said and done, this is what the bench ended up looking like. It's not quite finished yet, but it's close enough for now.This thing is megaheavy, like 64 pounds heavy, and hauling it across the basement, around four corners and up the stairs was a huge victory for me, but I was determined to have it nestled in its new space before my husband got home. So if you make something like this, plan to conquer a similar task.The measurements are about 82 inches long, 22 inches deep and 19 inches high. I used materials I had on hand for the entire thing, with the exception of one 4-by-4 and one 2-by-4.
Danyelle Mathews added this to The Family Home: 8 DIY Projects for All Ages
If you have a child who's interested in building and you have some basic tools, you might consider building a bench like this one Erin Lang Norris made from reclaimed wood.
Decoupage liquid can adhere well to wood and other porous materials. If you're making something like this art bench created from salvaged wood and painted pieces, the sealant can act as a protective top layer. (See how an artist created this bench.)You can make your own decoupage glue from regular craft glue and water in 50-50 mix. But this substance will not endure as well as the real thing, which has strong bonding properties and varnishes that make it more durable. Premade decoupage glue is ideal for tough projects.
Becky Harris added this to Multipurpose Wonders: Vintage Rulers
Here is the finished product, created by Erin Lang Norris. See how she made it
Vanessa Brunner added this to 5 DIY Holiday Gifts to Start Early
1. Scrap wood bench. A piece of handmade furniture from a loved one will be treasured forever. Make this personalized bench (with a surprise secret compartment) for someone truly special in your life — and get rid of any scrap wood you have in the process. Give yourself a few weeks for this DIY; it may take some time to gather all your materials and get the measurements right. See how to make a scrap wood bench
Mitchell Parker added this to 29 Home Projects to Make You a DIY Superstar
Make a Scrap-Wood BenchNo longer is a wooden bench just for sitting on in a park. Bring it inside and a bench becomes a hip decor piece all its own, or a cool display shelf — and, yes, a place for sitting too. DIY Project: Artful Scrap-Wood Bench

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last Wednesday
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February 21, 2015
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February 9, 2015
collage seat of a bench, then varnish
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February 8, 2015
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February 6, 2015
For kids room with maps could do in shelves, chest of drawers wardrobes etc
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February 5, 2015
Collage items
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January 26, 2015
The colourful top
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January 19, 2015
Bench for the mud room or at the front door?
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December 24, 2014
Cute bench made from scrap wood
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November 23, 2014
Idea for entryway table
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October 19, 2014
bench paper
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September 24, 2014
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August 21, 2014
quirky - i like the idea of a collage of images and words
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August 19, 2014
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August 8, 2014
What a wonderful idea!
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May 27, 2014
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May 16, 2014
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May 12, 2014
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April 25, 2014
Modge podge
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April 20, 2014
Hjemmelavet bænk kan bruges på skab
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April 16, 2014
decoupage bench
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April 15, 2014
Top table
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April 8, 2014
Tabla pintada para pared o bastidor grande con tela
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March 25, 2014
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March 25, 2014
Cool scrap bench
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March 24, 2014
For Andy
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March 23, 2014
scrap wood bench
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March 17, 2014
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February 23, 2014
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February 22, 2014
Cool bench
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February 20, 2014
diy woodscrap bench
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February 13, 2014
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February 9, 2014
bench to make
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February 5, 2014
make a bench with old rulers
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January 29, 2014
Nice and color full
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January 26, 2014
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January 26, 2014
make a scrap-wood bench
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January 26, 2014
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January 12, 2014
DYI bench
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January 11, 2014
Cute idea...foyer
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January 7, 2014
Loving this wooden bench!
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January 7, 2014
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January 4, 2014
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January 3, 2014
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January 1, 2014
Mix of graphics and textures
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December 29, 2013
DIY scrap Bench
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December 27, 2013
házikészítésű pad
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December 22, 2013
Collection of wood
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December 17, 2013
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December 16, 2013
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December 7, 2013
table bench
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December 2, 2013
cool bench
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November 25, 2013
decopog bench
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November 21, 2013
Great color scraps
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November 17, 2013
School bench
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November 6, 2013
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November 3, 2013
For my collecting type
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November 3, 2013
dig bench
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November 3, 2013
very creative
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October 30, 2013
Bench, nice idea
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October 28, 2013
Awesome repurposed wooden bench!
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October 25, 2013
Use the wine crate labels aroundthe vertical edges of our patio and the plain box boards stained in various hues of brown as the ceiling.
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October 23, 2013
I like the steps to take
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October 20, 2013
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October 18, 2013
Little boards of wood with quotes on them and glass on top
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October 18, 2013
not this but different to have something painted or engraved on a bench
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October 18, 2013
artsy bench
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October 15, 2013
bench diy
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October 9, 2013
Do this with old kids books and modge podge
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October 6, 2013
Cool bench
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September 22, 2013
For my home
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September 20, 2013
Dresser is awesome
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September 17, 2013
Personalize bench for entry
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September 15, 2013
Eclectic bench
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September 12, 2013
I love the colors ! where do you get these wood scraps?
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September 12, 2013
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September 11, 2013
Love it!
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September 10, 2013
Banco para el pasillo
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September 9, 2013
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September 6, 2013
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September 3, 2013
its so colorful
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September 2, 2013
cute bench
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September 2, 2013
you can never have too many benches...
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August 31, 2013
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August 31, 2013
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August 31, 2013
Art bench
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August 30, 2013
bench scrap door
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August 30, 2013
scrap wood bench
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August 30, 2013
Embed wood bench
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August 28, 2013
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August 26, 2013
take scraps of tile or wood and re create the bench
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August 25, 2013
Love love love this bench!
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August 24, 2013
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August 23, 2013
great fun idea
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August 23, 2013
I want this!
Natalie Moss added this to mudroom
August 21, 2013
Mod podge bench!
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August 20, 2013
to go around nook in kitchen
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August 19, 2013
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August 16, 2013
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August 14, 2013
Make a Scrap-Wood Bench No longer is a wooden bench just for sitting on in a park. Bring it inside and a bench becomes a hip decor piece all its own, or a cool display shelf
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August 13, 2013
diy projects
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August 13, 2013
Bench with vintage scrap wood
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August 12, 2013
Bench not connected
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August 11, 2013
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August 10, 2013
Love the bench
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August 7, 2013
Pour banc
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August 7, 2013
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August 7, 2013
Funky bench
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August 3, 2013
Decoupage bench
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August 2, 2013
Love the idea
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July 31, 2013
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July 29, 2013
bench decoupage idea
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July 29, 2013
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July 28, 2013
Make a Scrap-Wood Bench No longer is a wooden bench just for sitting on in a park. Bring it inside and a bench becomes a hip decor piece all its own, or a cool display shelf — and, yes, a place for sitting too.
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July 28, 2013
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July 28, 2013
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July 28, 2013
Wish I had it
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July 28, 2013
How to make a storage bench -
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July 28, 2013
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July 28, 2013
cool bench
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July 27, 2013
A scrap wood bench.
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July 24, 2013
could do this to the library desk, now solid black and in need of an update
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July 23, 2013
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July 22, 2013
like this alternative
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July 14, 2013
Créer un banc scrapbook ,,,,
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July 10, 2013
ironing board?
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July 10, 2013
bench and scrapbook
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July 10, 2013
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July 9, 2013
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June 30, 2013
bench idea
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June 28, 2013
Pic arrangement for inbetween closets wall
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June 26, 2013
mixx pattern on the chair with red background
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June 26, 2013
bench for l'worth using art postcards
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June 26, 2013
nice bench
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June 25, 2013
scrap wood bench
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June 25, 2013
Scrap wood idea baby table
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June 24, 2013
Scrap wood bench
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June 23, 2013
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June 23, 2013
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June 23, 2013
Love this idea. You are so creative. We'll hopefully be moving into a house soon and I will have my garage to play in :)
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June 21, 2013
lovely idea of a bench.
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June 19, 2013
like idea of scrap wood
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June 19, 2013
Make a Scrap=Wood Bench
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June 19, 2013
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June 18, 2013
Scrapwood Sign Bench
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June 17, 2013
Cover pieces of wood with scrap fabric for this look
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June 16, 2013
scrap wood bench
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June 16, 2013
scraps future found
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June 16, 2013
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June 15, 2013
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June 14, 2013
DIY bench
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June 12, 2013
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June 10, 2013
love the colors/design of the bench
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June 10, 2013
scraps or photos wooden shelves and bench seats
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June 9, 2013
Me gustan las cosas originales, únicas, esta precioso.
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June 9, 2013
DIY - make a bench
Kao Akana added this to Living Room Ideas
June 9, 2013
I love this bench!!
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June 9, 2013
Make a Scrap-wood Bench
robinv added this to furniture
June 7, 2013
like a piece of art!
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June 6, 2013
scrap wood bench
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June 6, 2013
simple plan for my dining room benches
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June 5, 2013
different bench seat
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June 5, 2013
hallway. diy.
dinkeles6 added this to Entryway
June 5, 2013
awesome bench... the boys and I could make it
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June 4, 2013
color, pattern, vibe
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June 4, 2013
bench idea
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June 4, 2013
scrap wood bench
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June 4, 2013
banc entrée
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June 4, 2013
out of the barn wood
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June 4, 2013
Hall / mudroom
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June 4, 2013
very creative!
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June 3, 2013
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June 3, 2013
bench for inside font door?
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June 3, 2013
scrap wood bench
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June 3, 2013
scrapwood bench
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June 3, 2013
cool bench
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June 3, 2013
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June 3, 2013
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June 3, 2013
the colors and love the whimsy of the bench
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June 3, 2013
in front of the fireplace during summer
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June 2, 2013
do this with photos
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June 2, 2013
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June 2, 2013
make a top for the metal swivel stool
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June 2, 2013
again... something printed over something u eat, sit or drink is fab
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June 2, 2013
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June 2, 2013
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