Submitted By: Kyle Jansma

Original Shanty2Chic project it was inspired by:

Project (URL):

Time to Complete: 12 Hours including finishing and constructing bench frame

Total Cost: $145 includes lumber and finishing materials

Finishing Details:
LOTS of sanding with 120 grit sandpaper on a Ryobi palm sander and finished with 220 grit. Table top has 3 coats of Varathane Triple thick water based polyurethane while the base only has 1. Both the top and the bottom are the same color, but due to a lot more sanding on the top, it did not accept the stain as much to give it that rich brown color. The stain is a mix of Minwax Dark Walnut and Minwax Weathered Oak(about 12:1 in favor of the Weathered Oak) I did add a touch of Classic Gray to help "white wash" the color a bit. I call it "Cinna-rin" after my wife's name, Corinne, who contributed with her input on what the color should look like. I'm still finishing up the bench, but I chose to show my pictures now as someone can assume how the top will be constructed. This does give an idea of how I constructed it to match "The Girls'" plan of the table. It is all 2×4 ripped to 3" wide. the main runner is 61" to clear the legs of the table, from there, the bench goes pretty simply.

Thanks so much for these plans!!!

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  1. ???? Built my own using the plans at www. – highly recommended you check those out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha

    Head on over to www. if you want to learn more – click the pink link above for some more plans! Best of luck on your building adventures!