DIY 2×4 Outdoor Bench

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DIY 2×4 Outdoor Bench



From Scott,

2×4 treated lumber per the plans were used and it’s hard to calculate the total time as I worked on it over the course of several weeks when there were free moments. I’d say 6-8 hrs for construction and another few hours for sanding and staining. A fun and relatively easy project. Thanks for the plan.



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Difficulty Level: medium

Time Required: 8 hours

Total Cost: –


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  1. Debora Cadene at - Reply

    Nice job on the bench!! I was wondering about the top support on the back. Is that still a 2×4 with curved ends, or a 2×6?


    • Julian at -

      That’s a 2×6.

  2. Debora at - Reply

    Thanks for the reply’s Julian. I love the look of this. I think I might use a 2×6 for the arms as well, to give them a wider top, tapering the ends to fit to the 2×4.

    have a great day!!

    • Julian at -

      Yes, you should adjust the design to suit your tastes. Good luck and let me know how it comes out!