3 Chair Bench

January 10th, 2009 in member junk     
junkermidge junkermidge, member
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I've made a couple of these 3 chair benches and people seem to really like them.    Different chairs, color, and seat coverings can completely change how it looks.  So each one is certainly a 1-of-a-kind (or would that be 3-of-a-kind?).  I think they're pretty easy to make.  If you decide to give it a try, here's what you do:

You take 3 identical wooden chairs, preferably the kind with removable seats.  It also helps if the front isn't too much wider than the back.  Remove chair seats. The middle chair needs to be taken apart so you just have the back.  Connect the 3 chairs together at the back.  For the front middle, cut down the chair's original board to the size of the gap.  Connect the 2 outer chairs with the board between.  I attached everything with screws.  Paint as you want.  Cut a piece of plywood to fit the entire seat area.  Cover as you want.  Attach to chairs.  That's it! 

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, cottage, furniture, country, whimsical, family room, bedroom, entry, sunroom, textile

Comments (11)

joyofjunk writes: Heelo, Midge. Thank you for your nice post on my ski bench!
I see in your profile that you have sales a few times a month. Do you have a mailing list? Posted: 12:03 pm on January 25th
Redesigned writes: Love this idea, I had a chair fetish for a while, couldn't pass one up...now I know what to do with some of them!! Posted: 9:08 pm on January 12th
FunktionalJunk writes: This is great! I also love the old wedding-ring quilt you used for the seat. That really makes it special! Thanks for the ideas!

Leah Posted: 3:39 pm on January 12th
georgiamoon writes: Midge, you are amazing . This is a fantastic project, Georgia Posted: 4:30 pm on January 11th
csudderth writes: This is a really neat bench and you can really change it up using different chairs and uphostery. Thanks for sharing the directions.

Christy Posted: 2:00 pm on January 11th
roadtriplouise writes: This is neat! Looks like you covered the seat with an old quilt, which I love.
Ann Posted: 12:56 pm on January 11th
JudyJunkster writes: This is such fun...however after all the Christmas goodies I've been inhaling since the holidays...I might need the whole bench to fit me! LOL Posted: 12:07 pm on January 11th
suewhitney writes: Hi Midge,

Great job! Beautiful an practical.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 2:11 pm on January 10th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: What a shapely bench you have there! Great work as usual JM! And thanks for sharing the instructions.

Take care,
Candy Posted: 1:16 pm on January 10th
CottageElements writes: Junkermidge, I remember seeing one like this done in the first Junk Beautiful book (I also got to see it in person at one of their sales). It's very cool. I just wish I was better with tools. Another great project from you! Thanks for sharing!

Lani Posted: 1:00 pm on January 10th
LuAnn writes: These are great. Would make a great bench by the front door to take off shoes/boots.


PS-is it snowing by you yet? Posted: 11:05 am on January 10th
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