Outdoor Planter Bench

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Outdoor Planter Bench





From Robert, 

Materials – pressure treated lumber; cedar bench top

Time – around 12 hours, working solo.

Difficulty – Beginner.

Cost – $185 CND.  Lumber, deck screws, bolts. (+$90 for some additional tools)

Notes – Shortened the bench by 12″ to fit the space better. Used 5/4″ deck boards for the planter sides, for added stability.  I found it useful to use thin shims to level the planter boards, in order to ensure they would be straight.  For added stability, I added a 2×4 “T” inside the planter boxes, on the bench side, then used carriage bolts to secure them to the bench supports.  I intend to stain it in a month or two, once the wood has dried out. We will do a full planting next spring.

The instructions were very clear and helpful.  It was a pleasure to build and I have gotten lots of compliments.  Thank you for this wonderful resource!!!!



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

Difficulty Level: easy

Time Required: 12 h

Total Cost: 185 CND


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