Make: Easy slat bench
THIS EASY-TO-MAKE PINE SLAT BENCH CAN BE FINISHED IN YOUR CHOICE OF WOOD TINT AND PAINT COLOUR.
IN INTERVIEWING DIY DIVAS for this issue, we asked them for an easy project that can be tackled by home handymen who have a modicum of experience but don’t have a workshop full of woodworking power tools. What they suggested was this slatted seat that’s as at home around the dining room table as it is outdoors in the garden. The DIY Divas method used a Kreg Pockethole Jig so that screws are out of sight, but if you don’t own a pockethole jig you can join with conventional methods.
It’s done in Woodoc Gel Stain in imbuia, finished with Woodoc 5 Polywax Sealer and a base painted with RustOleum Chalked paint in Aged Grey.
The slat bench measures 1 200 mm in length, but you can easily modify this if you need a shorter or longer bench for an entrance or hallway, or to use with a dining table.