Introduction: Window Bench Out of Church Pew

About: I like building things with wood, while during the process not chopping off any fingers.

We were given a church pew that my family wanted to keep. I had no intentions of having a 12ft church pew sitting in my house somewhere as is. So with agreement from the entire family (of 9 people) They let me make a window bench with the wood.

Step 1: Received a Free Mahogany 12 Ft Church Pew From Our Local Church.

These church pews are over 50+ years old. The church decided to go with something updated and gave away the church pews to members of the congregation.

Step 2:

I Cut it up to transform it into a 9.5 ft window bench for my house. The Mahagony was pretty scratched up so I wasnt able to to keep it natural with out a TON of sanding and I really despise sanding. So after making the frame, sides, shelving and backing and assembling it together, I decided to paint it so that it would match the area it was going in the house.

Step 3: Finished Project

After paint dried we moved it into the house. It fit perfectly with no room to spare. Not perfect but perfect for my house!

Before and After Contest 2016

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Before and After Contest 2016