Outdoor Bench from 2x4s – DIY Project

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Outdoor Bench from 2x4s – DIY Project

 

From Mary Bergman‎, 

This was a joint project with my 17 year old son, who is working towards his Eagle Scout and has been building a meditation garden at our church. He wanted a pair of benches for the garden and we put the two of them together over a week (just working in the mornings when it was cooler).

We do plan to waterseal them before delivering them, but otherwise they are finished and look amazing. I love how everything in the design reinforces something else and these should provide years of service.

Total cost for both was just over $100 for lumber, good quality deck screws and wood glue.The only modification I made was to skip the pocket holes on the horizontal cross support at the bottom. I have the stuff to do them but didn’t see a need since all the other screw heads are exposed in the bench (so no aesthetic advantage) and the extra strength seemed less necessary in a non-load-bearing component. Also I’m lazy.

 

 

From Plans: http://myoutdoorplans.com/furniture/free-outdoor-bench-plans/

Difficulty Level: easy

Time Required: a week

Total Cost: -$100

 












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