rennes

6.20.2013

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!

3 comments:

metrode said...

seems like a cool project!

petal and plume said...

your blog is so cool, so glad to have found you!
xx
http://petalandplume.blogspot.ca/

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.