This step by step diy woodworking project is about bench design. If you have a backyard and you want to add value to your property, we strongly recommend you to consider building a nice wooden bench. Generally speaking, it is a better idea to take a look over the rest of the related plans, before starting the actual construction. In most of the cases you need to adjust the design and the size of the benches to suit your needs.
Make sure you invest in high quality materials, such as pressure-treated lumber, cedar, pine or redwood. Take accurate measurements and use a professional saw to get the job done. Always align the components at both ends before drilling the pilot holes and inserting the galvanized screws, in order to prevent the wood from splitting. Use waterproof glue to reinforce the joints.
The first design you can choose from when building a bench is a simple approach. As you can notice in the plans, we recommend you to build the X-shaped rectangular supports.
Top Tip: Although this bench design can seem complex at first glance, we consider that any person with basic woodworking skills can get the job done in a professional manner with a proper planning and patience.
If you want to build something more complex for your garden, we recommend you to take a look over these bench seat plans. As you can notice in the diagram, we recommend you to build the base and the back rest out of 2×4 lumber.
If you take accurate measurements and align everything with great care, you can get the job done in less than a day. Adjust the slope of the backrest according to your needs and tastes.
If you want to build a basic bench with storage space, we recommend you to check out these plans. Although this bench has a basic and angular design, you can adjust the look of the structure to suit your needs.
The storage space that this bench features is large enough for a few toys and boots. Don’t forget to smooth the exposed edges and to align everything with great attention.
On the other hand, if you want to build a garden bench with a more traditional design, we recommend you to take a look over these plans. As you can notice in the diagram, we recommend you to build the bench with a simple but beautiful backrest.
Lock everything together and make sure the joints are tight and durable. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth. Invest in high quality materials.
If you want to enhance the look of your backyard with a nice wooden bench, having an exquisite design, we strongly suggest you to take a look over these step by step instruction.
Top Tip: The curved seat increases the comfort of the bench and adds a personal touch to the structure. Smooth the exposed edges with a router and clean the excess with a vacuum cleaner.
If you want to build both a bench and a planter, you should know that is possible to combine them both and build a nice planter bench. As you can notice in the diagram, the end result will enhance the appearance of any yard.
You could adjust both the size and the shape of the structure, in order to match the style of property. Make sure the corners are square and place a spirit level on top of the seat to check if it is horizontal.
Alternatively, you could build a bench with two planters on both sides of the construction. Adjust the design of the bench to suit your tastes and to match the style of your property.
The last design we are going to highlight in this article refers to a simple wooden bench. If you know how to work with wooden boards, you can build an amazing bench for your backyard.
Top Tip: Don’t forget to take a cover the components with paint, if you want to enhance the look of the bench and to make it stand out. Set the bench on a nice stone patio.
This woodworking project was about bench designs. If you want to see more outdoor plans, we recommend you to check out the rest of our step by step projects.