While searching for table legs for the farmhouse table that I would like to build, I found this old broken cedar chest. It was love at first sight. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.
I needed two benches for my new house and I wanted them to be unique and fit into the style that I was going for. This would be the first of the two.
I cleaned up the wood as best I could and removed the broken front panel.
(Excuse my mess. We are in tight quarters right now). Anyway, I had someone cut cedar legs for me. Our first attempt was legs on steroids. They were way too high. They were cut to measure 24 inches. I went back and had them cut to measure 18 inches.
My next task was to make the no-sew cushion.
See my Youtube video on how I completed this task. https://youtu.be/qlLKUT38XgM
The next step in the process was to add the new legs. I did this by using two angle brackets per leg as well as two no predrill screws that were drilled through the base of the chest into each leg. In addition, I added new trim to the entire seat opening.
Then I painted the bench using a charcoal chalk paint and stained the cedar. I also put the cushion in place.
For the final touch, I made pillows out of leftover fabric.
I am so pleased with the result. If you would like to see this process in action watch
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