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Big Sister and Little Sister bench and chair


ChefEvans
ChefEvans
ChefEvans
ChefEvans

This is the companion set to the Big Brother set I made at the same time. Both pieces sit high and were designed to a bit regal and elegant - after all every Princess deserves a throne, of course. I built hidden storage into the back of each piece. A girl's gotta have a place to keep her secrets, right? I stained them in alternating shades to emphasize the detail in the wood grain. I also used silver colored pocket hole screws and left some of them exposed to give the pieces a little shine and brightwork.

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  • Nicely done, the hidden storage is really cool. I love the finish you have on both of these, it really complements them. Can you share what type of finish you applied?
    By grover959, on March 29, 2017

  • I used Sedona red and golden pecan stain. Before staining I sanded each piece with 60, 80, then 120 grit sandpaper. I let the stained pieces sit overnight then applied polyurethane.
    By ChefEvans, on March 29, 2017

  • How cute and what a great idea.
    By MoniLeTierre, on March 30, 2017


  • Great family heirloom idea.
    By AlHemm6, on March 31, 2017

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Big Sister and Little Sister bench and chair

by ChefEvans
Mar 28, 2017
Medium 5ce40690 2ecc 4c41 baac fe2e26c912d7

This is the companion set to the Big Brother set I made at the same time. Both pieces sit high and were designed to a bit regal and elegant - after all every Princess deserves a throne, of course. I built hidden storage into the back of each piece. A girl's gotta have a place to keep her secrets, right? I stained them in alternating shades to emphasize the detail in the wood grain. I also used silver colored pocket hole screws and left some of them exposed to give the pieces a little shine and brightwork.