But since I'm not the only one responsible for the creation in this post, I guess I'm not being too braggy, right?
A few years ago, we bought a new table and chairs from Ikea. That's certainly something I'll never do again. There's a reason why it was so inexpensive. That reason is, you'll have to replace the chairs not too long after buying them because they won't stay together, not even after re-gluing them several times.
We thought about buying new chairs, but I didn't want to pay all the money to do it. So, I came up with a better, cheaper solution.
Thanks to the help of my brother, Mike, his tools and garage, and about $12 worth of wood, we now have this bench:
We did keep the chairs that were still in one piece, but I don't expect them to last much longer. After all the crappy Ikea chairs have been thrown away, we will still have a very solid bench that fits lots of cute, little bums.