Measure, mark and cut the 1” x 3” slats to length and place inside the bench, on top of the 1” x 2” cleats, securing with 1-1/4” brad nails and wood glue. Space the slats approximately 3/4” inches apart. Use a scrap 1x board to serve as a spacer.
A wood-slat vaulted ceiling adds a rustic touch to this neutral master bedroom. Contemporary touches like the sconces, armchair, fireplace and bench contribute to the room's laid-back, transitional style.