shaker bench kit

My friend Drew recently gave me a kit to make this Shaker bench. He had planned on making it for his house, but ended up not so he gave the kit to me. I just assembled the wooden base last weekend and stained it. I still need to put polyurethane on it, and then weave the webbing. I'm a bit nervous about the webbing, I've never done something like that before so it should be interesting! The webbing for this bench is natural, and it comes in a lot of different colors too. They have a lot of other really cool kits too - some look a bit above my skill level, but who knows, maybe I'll master the bench and be ready to tackle trickier projects. I'll report back when it's been completed!


Anonymous said...

seems like a cool project!

petal and plume said...

your blog is so cool, so glad to have found you!

Sarge in Charge said...

My parents have made a couple of these kits- a little footstool with webbing as well as some chairs. They had some trouble along the way but all turned out beautifully! Shaker pieces are just so great- they truly go in any room.

Also, in a strange coincidence, when my parents moved to Arlington, MA, they unintentionally chose an apartment that looks directly at the Shaker Workshop store, haha.