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5 ft Outdoor Bench – DIY Project

by Ovidiu


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5 ft Outdoor Bench – DIY Project




From Aimee, 

I made this bench using 2×6 treated deck boards for the seat and 5/4 x 6’s for the back rest instead of 2×4’s. It was less work and I found the lumber in the culled wood pile at Home Depot for 70% off.

I like to use 1/4″ plastic tile spacers instead of scrap wood. I got a bag of 200 for around $3 and they’re easier to work with since they are in the shape of an X and are totally uniform. I think I spent around $35-40 all told, and did it in about 4-5 hours yesterday. It probably would have taken less time if it weren’t so hot! It fits perfectly under the 6 foot table I built last weekend.



From Plans: https://myoutdoorplans.com/furniture/5-ft-bench-with-back-plans/

Difficulty Level: easy

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