DIY DINING BENCH W/ @Cow Dog Craft Works

DIY DINING BENCH W/ @Cow Dog Craft Works


My friend Chris was in town for 24 HOURS, so we challenged ourselves to build a dining bench in ONE DAY for my new dining room! I am SO proud of this small dining room and this DIY makeover and I am SO STOKED to share it all with you!

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This project is sponsored by amazing friends at DAP Products.

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Here are some of the featured products I used in this video (affiliate links)!

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DAP Weldwood Instant Wood Adhesive:
DAP Weldwood Original Wood Glue*:
DAP Plastic Wood-X All Purpose Wood Filler:
Project Panel:
Black Wood Stain:

* It is recommended to spread DAP Weldwood Original Wood Glue with a glue brush. You can purchase one here (


Dining Chairs:
Roman Shade:
Candle Sticks:

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Here are links to other projects on my channel that I referenced in my video!

DIY Dining Room Makeover:

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00:00 Intro
00:56 Cutting & Planning
03:49 Creating Jigs For Joinery
05:05 Cutting The Joinery
09:25 Assembling The Bench
12:15 Staining & Finishing The Bench
13:41 Final Result + Hangout Session

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  1. Dave CGS on November 6, 2022 at 2:46 am

    Hey Sam, I’ve become more appreciative of handtools as I get more ‘seasoned’. I loved that video due to that.
    Sam, can you refresh me again what HEPA vac you use in the shop. I am looking to Christmas and dropping a hint at my better half. Thanks!

  2. BJ Spyder on November 6, 2022 at 2:46 am

    Maybe feet to protect your beautiful floors?

  3. Diana Henderson on November 6, 2022 at 2:46 am

    Your place is coming together beautifully…The dark bench is a great addition…really nice work on both your parts. Well Done!

  4. melek korel on November 6, 2022 at 2:47 am


  5. J Holder on November 6, 2022 at 2:48 am

    Love when you do collabs ❤

  6. Composing Chaos on November 6, 2022 at 2:52 am

    The space looks so great. I love the look of recycled wood mixed/ match elements. I’ve just recently recycled a waterbed frame into shelves for my studio. You’ve really inspired me to build and style for myself.

  7. William Ellis on November 6, 2022 at 2:58 am

    Looks great, Sam. Everything is coming together well. All in time.

  8. M Benson on November 6, 2022 at 3:01 am

    What a fun project!

  9. Weegie Gerena on November 6, 2022 at 3:03 am

    The house is coming along so good Sam omg your literally killing it 😩❤️

  10. Jeremy Specce on November 6, 2022 at 3:06 am

    Great project from a great pair of people. ❤️ It was fun watching you combine your styles and personalities on this.

  11. Erin Moore on November 6, 2022 at 3:06 am

    Glue on the back of painters tape. My mind just melted. Genius.

  12. DIY Huntress on November 6, 2022 at 3:07 am

    Join my Patreon for sneak peeks at future projects, early video releases, monthly video hangouts, and more! 👉👉

  13. garagemonkeysan on November 6, 2022 at 3:07 am

    Great video and collab. Super fun build. Learned a lot. Bench is dope. Mahalo for sharing! 🙂🐒

  14. Fred McIntyre on November 6, 2022 at 3:09 am

    The bench turned out great Sam! 😃👍🏻👊🏻

  15. 5055hunter on November 6, 2022 at 3:09 am

    Nice work! I’m a little surprised that you didn’t use a round-over on the edges of the bench that might cut into people legs.

  16. Yulanda Soscia on November 6, 2022 at 3:10 am

    Hey Sam, We are a TopTes brand about gas leak detectors. Thank you so much for your willingness to work with us! We sent a follow-up to Mark, just get back to us when you have time. 😊

  17. Monana on November 6, 2022 at 3:11 am

    It’s perfect for your space 😍. Thank you, Chris! ❤️

  18. DRONIXAR on November 6, 2022 at 3:12 am

    wonderful my dear friend

  19. Ubi on November 6, 2022 at 3:16 am

    Parts of the build are coming on quite nicely Sam. BIG YOURSELF UP. 💯

  20. Rebecca Vinyard on November 6, 2022 at 3:18 am

    What a beauty! It’s a perfect fit for the dining space. ✌🏼♥️

  21. Jennifer Becnel on November 6, 2022 at 3:19 am

    Great woodworking build Sam. Love the collaboration!

  22. Allen K on November 6, 2022 at 3:20 am

    Beautiful project. A++

  23. Hendri Sujatmiko lefancy maswindo bumi mas on November 6, 2022 at 3:20 am

    Hebat mantab kerjaan nya

  24. Cow Dog Craft Works on November 6, 2022 at 3:21 am


  25. teresa bell on November 6, 2022 at 3:22 am

    Really like the bench and your whole dining area.
    Congratulations on getting married and I hope your husband has completely recovered.

  26. Faithy on November 6, 2022 at 3:27 am

    You are the cutest thing 😊I love watching your videos❤ Great job, great collab😊 have a blessed day🐶Otis and me🍂🍁🍂 Massachusetts.. I remember when you and Dani I made the table🎖💚🎖🎖

  27. Ethan Carter Designs on November 6, 2022 at 3:27 am

    Came out awesome and you guys look like you were having so much fun!

  28. Barbara Smialek on November 6, 2022 at 3:29 am


  29. Long Fangs on November 6, 2022 at 3:32 am

    I award you the title of "Wodden Energiser Bunny First Class". And the little "aww"through the video was cute. If I could steal someone like Chris for 24 hours, I might finish the benches and shelves in my garage too (hehe, haven’t even started damn it). Although, I bet you would have finished by now!!!

    Oh, and turn your back for a few minutes while I steal that gorgeous table top, that’s just simply divine.

  30. Loving Mayberry on November 6, 2022 at 3:33 am

    Love the bench, especially love the table you and Danie made! 💙

  31. Jaskaran Singh on November 6, 2022 at 3:35 am

    Beautiful!!!! project, great technique and such sleek design, kinda forgot how beautiful the live edge dining table is, also you said it right that words are less to describe the love this community is feeling ❤💯

  32. pt eddie on November 6, 2022 at 3:35 am

    Great looking bench, Sam. Thanks for the video.

  33. Frank Stover ( pure blood) salty army on November 6, 2022 at 3:38 am

    Beautiful bench!!! Well done Sam/Chris!!!

  34. Jessica Hites on November 6, 2022 at 3:39 am

    That bench build is fantastic! It was awesome to see a quality job done with proper woodworking skills!

  35. Kalesha Bastion on November 6, 2022 at 3:40 am

    Watching your house take shape makes me so excited. Husband and I are currently on the hunt for our first home and sometimes is hard to picture how a really dated house could look with some work and your old dining nook is almost identical to one I saw today in a house that my husband loves and I think I might get it now.

  36. big1975E on November 6, 2022 at 3:42 am

    Love all your videos and look forward to each new one. You said in this video that you wished all you of your maker friends could come hangout. How hard would it be or why couldn’t you organize some sort of “mini makers convention” for lack of a better term for next spring where they all come to you or meet at which ever one has the largest space available to each or in teams work on parts of one large project like a complete room make over where everything in the room is made or repurposed from second hand store finds. If you could arrange one week for everyone to get together and create a mini series of videos one each to be posted on each of their channels or everyone’s channels I think that would be AWESOME! And you have to include your dad. Love watching his antics!😊. Just a thought.

  37. Joel Copeland on November 6, 2022 at 3:43 am

    Great dining space… Many blessings… Keep on building…