5 Board Guest Book Bench


Last Saturday the Husbane and I attended a family wedding. The mother of the groom asked me if I could build the couple a guest book bench like the one we had at our wedding. We only had a few days to build, so instead of using the same Rustic Bench plan I chose Ana’s 5 Board Bench. We had some spare 1×3’s so we decided to add a shelf to the bottom for added stability.


It turned out to be a really cute bench! The little details were fun to add. For the art on the top, i traced their last name and wedding date in Cecilia font onto printer paper straight from my computer screen since my printer is out of ink. I taped it in place on the bench, then traced over it with an empty mechanical pencil which indented the outline on the wood. I filled it in with a silver metallic Elmer’s Painters paint pen.


The guests used a fine tipped paint pen to sign it at the reception. A bench is so much more fun than a plain old book! Now they have something to display and use in their new home together!

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3 thoughts on “5 Board Guest Book Bench

  1. Brooke, What a fantastic gift idea for the bride and groom! It turned out perfect. 🙂 I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!
    Please stop by when you get a moment to check it out. I hope you have a great night!
    Sharla

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