I finished the bench made from the nice piece of wood. It was’t that hard, but it took some time. Sanded down the wood with several grits of sandpaper. (An orbital sander made this SO much easier than just using sandpaper wrapped around a block of wood.) Then wipe-on polyurethane, one of the least hip finishes yet recommended to us by the hipster at the wood store. Six coats total, with light sanding every other coat. Then added the legs, which I ordered in custom dimensions from somebody online who has a metal shop. The key to attaching the legs turned out to be screws with hex heads, like bolts really, and a little attachment to the drill that drove in those hex heads. This solved the problem of stripping out the Philips-head screws. Anyway, a bench.

It was easier than the beanbag chair. Did I ever show you guys the beanbag chair? It has been described by one household member as being made from Grimace skins:

beanbag chair


Bench 2

Bench 3

Bench cat

Beanbag cat

8 responses to “Bench”

  1. AWB says:

    Ooh, can’t wait to sit on that bench next week!

  2. J-Man says:

    The Bench is gorgeous! More pictures please!

  3. J-Man says:

    Is that a plexiglas chair next to the beanbag chair? It looks like you’ve got yourselves a disco corner.

  4. Dave says:

    It’s an Ikea “Tobias” chair. I have failed to come up with an Arrested Development joke that’s worth making.

  5. T-Mo says:


  6. GF says:

    Oh I wish I could post photo comments of the third household member sunken into the grimace chair.

  7. LP says:

    I love that the bench is so simple and austere, and the beanbag chair is so lush and overweening. I imagine the two of them, when the lights are out, sneaking across the floor so the bench can flop onto the beanbag chair for some cuddling. Is that weird?

  8. J-Man says:

    Heh. You said “overweening”.