Reader Showcase: Wiskerface Chesapeake Bench

Dec 10, 2013 8:33am

Wiskerface Chesapeake Bench
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This Chesapeake Bench was my first large project. The photo is not as good as I would like but I hope to add better ones at a later time.

It took about 2 weeks of and on to do it and is very sturdy. The brass hardware is there for 2 reasons 1) it takes the viewers eyes away from some of the errors and it compensates for were I misplaced a couple Pocket Screws which caused a portion of wood to come apart. As I was near the completion and weather was a factor to get it done (I don't have room in my house to paint large projects)

Built From These Plans: Free Woodworking Plans to Build a Potterybarn Inspired Chesapeake Storage Bench Estimated Cost:

$50 Canadian in wood not including screws and glue.

Length of Time:

2 weeks


Brass Angle brackets x 8 only 1 need but i used 8 for symmetry.

Lumber Used:

1 x 3 Framing Lumber

Finishing Technique:

Behr House & Fence Wood Stain (Oil-Latex Formula Self Priming)


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Rayan is the Founding Editor and Creative Director of this wildly popular blog The Design Confidential and an all around Do-It-Yourself daredevil. Designer, Mommy, and Lifestyle blogger by day... Furniture Builder and DIY risk taker by night, bringing Chic and Stylish DIY Projects to the Masses. The Design Confidential has grown to more than 2 million pageviews each month in the 3 1/2 years since Rayan created her very first blog post, which just goes to show she isn't alone in her quest to conquer her home and all that surrounds it, with a little DIY elbow grease!


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