Okay, we’ve got another great tutorial for you today from Round 1 of CTWS- Black Rooster X-Bench Knock Off made by the fabulous Jacqui of Brooke Eva. (If you missed the sliding door console table that took first place, you can find it here!) I bet you didn’t know that Jacqui is competing in this contest all the way from Dubai. Isn’t that the coolest? She also has major design chops, has traveled all over the world and has a super cool blog (which you should definitely check out!) Not bad, eh? We were honestly flabbergasted when we saw these benches- the attention to detail, the charcoal fabric and gold nailheads blew us away. We’re sure you’re dying to read how she did it, so without further ado, here we go!
I was so pleased week one was Knock off week, it had my name written all over it! I’ve been eyeing the x-bench stool available from online décor shop Black Rooster for a while but at $720 it’s a far cry from my budget and the perfect piece to knock-off!
If you are somewhat shy the $720 you would need to purchase this x-bench here’s how to recreate this high end beauty at a third of the price:
Step one: Wood
Buying inexpensive wood and cutting it to the specifications
- Dimensions: 23″L x 19″W x 21″H
- The legs were cut in one piece in the X shape – this is the only tricky part to the cutting.
- The base is a frame with chip board attached
- I attached the two side pieces of the legs once the whole frame was screwed together, using screws. However, a tip would be to not attach the them at all until the upholstery is complete because I had to remove them to cover them in foam and fabric and re-attach them.