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Rockler Bench Cookie Bridge Review

This could be a painter’s best friend, and as someone who’s been a professional painter for the better part of a few decades, I should know. On a recent project, I got to use the little plastic wonders while I was painting the fascia board for an old guest house. As with every job, I like to finish as soon as I can, while still doing the best job possible – these “bridges” helped me do just that.

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The Bench Cookie Bridge lets you more quickly paint or stain both sides of a project with minimal surface contact.

Bench Cookie Bridge Features

Here are the top 3 things I like about the little plastic caps that fit snugly over the top of the Bench Cookies.

1) Minimal Surface Contact – Because the top edge of the Bridge is about the width of a dime, there is very little surface contact with the piece being finished. That means I can paint or stain both sides of whatever I’m working on in a shorter period of time. In the case of the fascia boards, I just dabbed a little paint on the tiny marks after I put them up. You couldn’t tell there was ever a mark on them once installed.

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The leading edge of the Bench Cookie Bridge is about the width of a dime – maybe a little narrower.

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I turned the fascia boards over immediately to see what kind of mark the Bridge would leave and was pleasantly surprised. This was touched up with no problemo!

2) Non-Skid Surface – I’ve worked with other little devices that keep my project pieces elevated for painting or staining, but they tend to slip around. I’ve even gone so far as to put tape on the bottom of some of them to keep them in place. Because the Bridges fit on top of the Bench Cookies, they don’t slip, because the cookies have the non-skid surface. The board stays right where I want it.

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The Bridges can be used with the Bench Cookie Plus and fit securely on sawhorses for the perfect work surface!

3) Great For Trim – The Bridges are about 2 inches wide, so they make a great support for small pieces of molding or trim. And since staining or painting trim can get monotonous real fast, I like that these help me get the job done more quickly.

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I’m very happy with the performance of the Bridges.

Bench Cookie Bridge Opinion

The Bridges sell for around $6 for a pack of 4, so they’re not expensive. If you own more than one set of Bench Cookies and do a lot of paint work like I do, it’s not a bad idea to get a few sets, just in case one breaks. They’re made of a sturdy plastic and don’t feel flimsy in any way but over time, everything breaks, so I’m just being realistic. I’d recommend these accessories to a friend, especially because of the low price and the convenience factor.

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Dana Wilkerson

Owner at Wilkerson Home Repair
Dana is the owner of Wilkerson Home Repair, a Nashville-based remodeling and renovation company. He is a skilled craftsman and builder with a reputation for top-quality work. His knowledge of tools and construction make him a sought-after home repair expert.