Outdoor Bench Seat Plans

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This step by step diy woodworking project is about outdoor bench seat plans. If you want to build a nice outdoor bench seat from basic materials and using common tools, this project is a good candidate. You can adjust the size of the bench to suit your needs. Make sure you check the rest of plans to see alternatives and more projects for your garden.

Work with attention and don’t forget that a good planning will save you from many issues and it will keep the costs withing the total budget. Invest in high quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar. Drill pocket holes before inserting the galvanized screws, to prevent the wood from splitting. Add waterproof glue to the joints, in order to enhance the rigidity of the structure.

 

 

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Outdoor Bench Seat Plans

Building an outdoor bench seat

Building an outdoor bench seat

 

  • A – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 17 1/2″ long LEGS
  • B – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 13 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 8 1/2″ long BRACES
  • C – 1 piece of 2×12 lumber – 60″ long SEAT
  • D – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 49″ long STRETCHER

  • 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
  • 1 piece of 2×12 lumber – 8′
  • 1 piece of 1×3 lumber – 8′
  • 30 pieces of 2 1/2″ screws
  • 10 pieces of 2″ screws

 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

 One day

 

 

Building a garden bench seat

Building the legs

Building the legs

The first step of the project is to build the legs for the bench. Cut both ends of the 2×4 slats at 75 degrees. Smooth the cut edges with sandpaper.

Fitting the braces

Fitting the braces

Use 1×3 slats for the braces. Cut both ends of the braces at 75 degrees. Lay the legs on a level surface and then attach the braces. Align the components at both ends. Drill pilot holes through the

Fitting the seat

Fitting the seat

Fit the sides of the bench to the 2×12 seat. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the seat.

Fitting the stretcher

Fitting the stretcher

Use 2×4 lumber for the stretcher. Drill pilot holes through the bottom braces and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the stretcher. Make sure the corners are square for a professional result.

Outdoor bench seat plans

Outdoor bench seat plans

Fill the holes with wood putty and let them dry out for a few hours. Smooth the surface with 100-220 grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.

Top Tip: Apply a few coats of paint or stain to the components, to enhance the look of the project.

 

 

This woodworking project was about outdoor bench seat plans. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.












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