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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I don’t know why I nicknamed this bench a Sweetheart Bench but I did. It just stuck in my brain.
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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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
Palm Sander (optional, you can just sand by hand)
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 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.
If you build one let me know how it turned out!
I wish you happy Bench Building.
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