Thursday, September 8, 2011

Debbie's twin girls helped me build the frame tonight, they did such a great job. Maegan & Amelia learned how to use a miter saw, drill, and how to remove baseboards!
 (I almost broke my foot last year building my deck because I was wearing these same flip flops. I can't seem to practice good habits in the safety department.)
 All of these 2X4's for the frame came out of trash piles or leftover treated lumber from decking.
 Installing the back brace for the banquette.
 Maegan posing for the camera (notice her finger isn't on the trigger)  :)
This is as far as we got tonight. There is a "sloping" issue in the floor that I will need to fix on the left end of the bench, with some of my crazy shimming skills. ha.

I'm going out of town this weekend for work but we'll be back at it next week hopefully. You'll  never guess what I'm going to use for the facing on this banquette.

 Linking to:
Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Friday

Posted by Katy On 10:43 PM 8 comments


  1. Katy we are sailing the same course, building in flip flops always and repurposing found wood always! Love someone who thinks just like me. Good luck with the slope! so annoying but that's life, can't just be level right!

  2. I LOVE your blog! I am your newest follower :-)


  3. Love it! This should be me in the next few years!! I love building things!

    I'm hosting a link party right now, & would love it if you stopped by & linked up!

    Chrissy @ ForMamas

  4. What a great way to reuse those closet doors!!! Love it!

  5. You DEFINITELY are way to cool! I can't believe (well, I can believe) all of your awesomeness :)
    I am super inspired!!!!!!

  6. Ooooohhhh...what a TEASE!! Looking forward to seeing your miracle banquette lady!

  7. YES! More projects to watch you accomplish because I have no motivation or skill! ;-) I cannot wait to see the final results - I know they're gonna be fabulous!

  8. I would not recommend using treated lumber indoors like that! Off-gassing could be potentially problematic.


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