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Submitted by: William Claypool

Old dresser to bench 1

Materials used

Old Dresser

Table Saw

Valspar paint

Calcium Carbonate

How to

I deconstructed the dresser first, removing the top and using it as the bench seat.

dresser to bench

I then took the drawers I removed, broke them down and ripped them on the table saw to 2″ widths and that’s what I made the seat backs out of.

 dresser to bench

The top rails were also made from the dresser drawer left overs

dresser to bench

Everything on this project was made from the old dresser.

dresser to bench

This was also my first attempt at chalk paint. I made my own using the VALSPAR furniture paint. Mixture was 3/4 cup calcium carbonate dissolved in water to smooth consistency to 3 cups paint (24 ounces)..

dresser to bench

This is the finished product!

dresser to bench

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William Claypool

I have been restoring different items for a while now. I just recently though jumped into repurposing furniture.

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