Tasmania-based furniture designer Duncan Meerding loves the outback wilderness, which comes across in his work – his most popular pieces are simple logs whose natural cracks emit soft, warm light. Meerding is also legally blind, so the use of light in his pieces helps him communicate how he sees the world
Step 1: Create the Leg and Seat Blanks If you can't find wide enough boards for the legs and seat, glue and clamp two boards together to get the necessary width (When clamping pieces together, use lumber scraps to protect the board edges.). Secure 1/2-in.-wide accent tips to the seat edges and leg bottoms using glue and masking tape as shown below.
This farmhouse bench cost less than $20 to build and only took me an afternoon (with no help from the husband!). It’s so quick and easy. It’s the perfect project to start out with. *PLUS* 17 Simple Furniture Building Plans for Beginners