Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wood Working Obsession: picnic bench

Look below. I did not buy this picnic bench, I made it!!! Of course with some help of my very talented friend (angie) and a very talented woman who comes up with these amazing plans. Have you heard of her website? Knock-Off Wood. If you haven't, go check it out. She looks at a piece of furniture and makes her own plans and posts them. For free!

So, I've never even used a drill or a miter saw before, but with some teaching from my friend and with some easy instructions, we were able to build this in less than 2 hours. And the best part. It only cost $13.

I do plan on painting it pink . . . someday. But for right now. This little girl below . . .

is very happy with how it turned out. She seriously eats on it for every meal and snack.


  1. Amy, this is AMAZING!!! You clever, clever lady:) I can see why your little blossom loves it so. Well done to you!!!!! ~ Tina xx

  2. I can't believe that was your first time using a saw! You are a natural :) I'm so glad she loves it so much, and I can't wait to see it pink. Let me know when you're ready to build something else...

  3. You did SUCH a great job! It is so cute and I am sure she will love it for a LONG time!!

    I am adding you to my Google Reader!

  4. I was just thinking I wanted a picnic table for Harps in the backyard. Too bad I could never pull that off, you are amazing!