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How to Build a Sweetheart Bench

How to Build a Sweetheart Bench DIY, an easy bench you can build quickly.  Perfect for you garden, entryway or wherever you need a bit of extra seating.

Need a new bench?  I have got you covered, this post, How to Build a Sweetheart bench will have you building one in no time and the pattern for the design is included below.

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rose painted bench with wording, How to Build a Sweetheart bench

I don’t know why I nicknamed this bench a Sweetheart Bench but I did.  It just stuck in my brain.

DIY farmhouse bench with roses painted on it, How to Build a Sweetheart Bench
DIY How to Build a Victorian Garden Bench

It is similar to the Farmhouse / Victorian Garden Bench I have shared.

The building procedure is the same so just follow the link for the step by step.   The only difference is the length and the pattern to cut in the apron and on the legs.

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Supplies:

1 Eight foot 1″ x 12″ pine board (a six footer may work but I like to have a bit of wiggle room)
1  Eight foot 1″ x 6″ pine board
Wood Glue
Sandpaper
Palm Sander (optional, you can just sand by hand)
Jigsaw
Chop saw
Brad Nailer (or hammer and nails, screws will work too.)
Pattern to cut shapes on apron and legs of bench. (fill out form above to get access to the printable pattern)

I built this bench 36 inches long.  A nice size to fit in smaller spots in the garden, on your porch or in your home. But you can make it longer, just get enough lumber to extend accordingly.

Cut List

Cut your 1 x 12
1 Seat @ 36″ long
2 Legs @18″ long
Cut your 1 x 6
2 Sides @ 36″ long

With the roses painted on it, it is the bright spot on my studio cottage front porch during this dull time of year.

I used a crackle finish on the Sweetheart Bench before painting on the roses and I show you how I do that HERE.

Paint it

She shed garden cottage with bench on porch, How to Build a Sweetheart Bench

I have a couple rose painting tutorials available on my painting  site so if you wish you can paint roses on your bench as well.  How to Paint a Rose and How to Paint the Back of a Rose

If you build one let me know how it turned out!

Sweet Heart Rosy Bench, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com (2 of 2)

I wish you happy Bench Building.
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