2x4 Scraps and More
I had many of these 2x4’s left after making my lumber storage benches, so I decided to make some easy 2x4 benches.
I made some years ago that were a little different from Jamie’s old deck wood.
My friend Becky at Beyond The Picket Fence is a whiz at building small benches/stools out of 2x4 scraps. So I decided to use up these extra pieces to make some for Glendale.
Lumber Storage (scraps)
I also had quite a few 2x6’s laying around.
Easy 2x4 Stools
You can see, I started with a simple 2x4 box, using Gorilla Wood Glue and screws to secure the four pieces.
I guess I was having so much fun building the small benches out of 2x4 scraps I forgot to take some in-progress pictures. You an see that I had several going on at once. Such random things on my work table. ERA—holds paint, a Coke for me, and Louie’s prescription that Jamie’s dad picked up for me at the vet.
Totally off subject, but I use to love to took at pictures from our friend Sharon S. on the HGTV Trash to Treasure Message boards…she had the neatest things in the background of her pics…always another project, and some random bits and pieces.
Becky (Beyond the Picket Fence) is from that group…. that’s where we met.
Assembled Bench Base
A close-up so you can see how I attached my legs. Most of these benches were dependent on the size 2x6’s I had. I cut them in half lengthwise to make the two parts of the seat.
Small Bench or Stool
This little red one is the first one I finished.
The paint I used was a little too “flat” to suit me, so I grabbed some Minwax Express Clear to give it a little protection and some sheen. EASY peasy!
Fun Paint Colors
You can see I was a painting fool this day! I was slapping paint on right and left! So,I tried to mimic Becky’s paint technique—which I’ve always LOVED! I think I did pretty good for my first try. But, I didn’t distress the white bottoms like Becky does… I tried using some stain like she does, but I couldn’t pull it off.
Easy 2x4 Scraps Benches & Stools
blue-gray 2x4 scraps bench stool
Use 2x4 Scraps to Make Stools
One of these things is NOT like the other—do you remember that little ditty from Sesame Street? Can you spot which one is different? Do you have a preference?