Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Crib Bench. TUtorial



So here is my breif tutorial on how i made my Crib Bench!!!

I love the idea to make a crib bench because you can make two matching ones to decorate from the heads of the crib, OR if you have two kids that used the same crib, you can make them each there own. OR you can even cut the second head in half and use it for the arms!

I cut 2 by 4 and made a box like this~!

Screwed my box on about 19 " high, i think that is the perfect height for the seat of a bench, then i got some scrap MDF. i cut it a little higher and about 1/2" longer on the sides because im going to add some bead board and i want it to fit in between them.

I nailed on the top slats, added my bead board to cover the exposed 2 by 4, and then added a slat at the bottom so i can put a basket or something on it, and it also makes it alot stronger.


Im not the best at giving tutorials, but i hope you can use this....I would love for you send me pictures of your finished projects.

6 comments:

T's Daily Treasures said...

What an absolutely great idea! Turned out beautifully. Best wishes for a fabulous day. :) Tammy

Heather said...

So adorable I featured this check it out and grab a button!
http://soverycreative.blogspot.com/2010/08/crib-bench.html

linda @ CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

Amanda,
Freakin awesome! such a cute little bench! thanks for sharing your link on FB :)
happy crafting,
Linda

linda @ CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

hey girl, just wanted to let you know i featured your bench today :)
best wishes,
Linda

Tru@TRU TALES FEATS said...

Very nice. I checked over your blog and became your newest follower.

AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

love this! Congrats on being featured, love your blog and ideas, new follower.

-Ann Marie