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BUILD A Children’s Arbor Bench-ANA WHITE

DIY Children's Arbor Bench | A fun project that will provide hours of fun in your backyard this summer!

This was such a fun project. It’s always fun building projects from Ana White’s website, plans for the bench found HERE on Ana’s site. Until I found her, building stuff with wood was just a dream of mine that I would think about frequently. I would look at furniture and wonder how it was done, or wondered what tools I would use. When I found here site, I built Q’s Blue Play Kitchen, and Q’s Doll High Chair and a handful of other fun projects that I will share in the future. Today I will be sharing how I cut the arch, and if you are lucky you will hop on over to Ana’s site and see the building plans. ANA YOU ARE A GENIUS MY DEAR!!


So I KNOW you will want to know where I got this LOVELY fabric….because I was DYING over it when I found it. I purchased this fabric at Quilter’s Haven in Woods Cross, UT during the Spring of 2012. If you haven’t been there, YOU MUST! They all the most darling stuff from all the best designers. I created the pillows with a simple slipcover, must like Jamie’s pillow covers HERE.

building bench

Look at those cute little helpers. If there’s one thing I have learned, it’s that kids LOVE to be included on projects. There are so many little things they can help with and take part in. It’s so fun to do projects with my kiddos. They feel a sense of accomplishment when it’s done and in our house too, which is an extra bonus.

Quick little tutorial on how I cut a nice, straight arch….maybe there are better ways to do this, but this is the way I did it. Any better ideas out there? SHARE!

Cut & Measure an Arch

Plans available soon at Ana-White.com HERE!

To make an Williams Sonoma inspired DIY outdoor bench, jump over to THIS post from DIY Candy.


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  1. Wow! You gals are soooooooo dang crafty! And dare I say a wee bit studly, too? Women and power tools!! Right on. Such an adorable bench. Will you share your paint choice? I love it. Looks a bit like my craft room walls.

  2. So darling, Kirsten! Can you tell me the color of the paint you used?

    P.S. Q’s hair is so cute! Long enough for buns!

  3. Will you let people know when the plans are available on your site for the child’s bench/arbor? Thanks!

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