Years ago, I scoured to find dining chairs that worked with our old house and our dining room table. It was such a thing that I ended up stripping paint from my table and restaining the stupid, free thing to make chairs I bought online.
I really don’t know what to say about that behavior.
Those chairs have served us well, but they’ve taken a ton of abuse since Thomas was born. I, personally, have had three of them collapse while sitting in them in the past six months. It’s pretty terrible to be eating your tacos, wondering if your chair is going to fall out from under you.
The expiration date on the table approaches. We got it for free 10 (!!) years ago. We’re ready to pick something that fits our style.
And so, I’m building benches. We don’t like the tables out there. I’m going to build one. But I’m starting with benches to fill our immediate need of somewhere to sit.
My friend’s brother does some amazing DIY furniture, and this one caught my eye.
I still need to seal my boards and affix my legs.