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DIY Woven Bench

DIY Woven Bench

Orly is taking a piece of furniture and turning it into a piece of art.
MATERIALS:
  • Pre-existing bench
  • Macramé cord
  • Work gloves
  • Scissors
  • Lighter
  • Straight edge
  • Screwdriver or power drill


INSTRUCTIONS:


1. First, if your bench has seat with a top, remove it from underneath. *Make sure your bench has a hallow frame on top to weave through.*


2. On one of the long sides of the bench take your macramé cord and tie a knot around the frame of the bench where you want to begin weaving.


3. Next take the bundle in one hand, and with a glove on the other, begin weaving the cord over and under the top edges of your bench. Pull taut as you weave. *You may need to cut a long strand and connect pieces of macramé cord with knots if you don’t have space to weave with the entire bundle in hand. *


4. If necessary, use the straight edge to push the woven cord closer together. *The denser the weave, the more supportive.*


5. Once finished weaving, cut the cord and tie a knot around the frame, tuck it underneath.


6. Use a lighter to burn the raw edges, sealing the macramé cord to prevent fraying.


7. Place and enjoy!


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