Creating A Custom Wooden Bench With Feast Watson Prooftint & Timber Floor Wax

Add a beautiful, yet practical timber piece to your space with our wooden bench DIY. Create a statement colour contrast with our Prooftint colour range or stick to one hue for a monochromatic design. 

Tools you need

Feast Watson Prooftint (we used Oak and Old Baltic)
Feast Watson Timber Floor Wax
21 42mm x 19mm x 1.2m DAR Pine Standard. Cut list;
  ● 9 x seat planks (1.2m length)
  ● 16 x long leg planks (400mm length)
  ● 18 x short leg planks (358mm length)
Tape measure
Wood Glue
Brad Nailer and Nails
Circular saw

How to prepare your wooden bench for the best finish

Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain.

Note: Unless you are staining the entire piece one colour, it will be difficult to paint or stain between the slats. You may wish to stain all of your pieces first. We chose to use two different colours of stain between the legs to create an interesting design. I chose Oak and Old Baltic. 

How to create your wooden bench

1. Choose your best looking length of DAR top for seat and leg boards.
2. Apply Prooftint on all planks.
3. Position the long leg plank (400mm) on top and the short leg plank (385mm) on the bottom and apply glue to both the top and leg lengths.
4. Add a layer of seat and short leg planks and nail down.
5. Repeat with a layer of long leg planks, nailing into both the seat and short leg planks.
6. Continue until you have used up all your planks.
7. Apply Timber Floor Wax to seal the Prooftint hue & protect your bench