DIY 2×4 Benches

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DIY 2×4 Benches



From Jeff Spurlin,

This was the first project from this site that I tried, and it came out great. It only cost me the money for the Kreg Jig and the screws, as I already had the wood from some old shelves that I disassembled. The Jig was $20 on Amazon. I used 2 1/2 inch decking screws for the majority of the project, and kreg screws for the pocket joints. I also used TiteBond III Ultimate wood glue (an outdoor-rated waterproof wood glue) to supplement the screws, especially at the top with the pocket joints.

It took me an afternoon to make the cuts and build 2 benches. I sealed and stained them with several coats of a stain/polyurethane combination spray.

If I were to do it again, I would make my cuts and then seal/stain the wood before assembling it.



From Plans:×4-bench-plans/

Difficulty Level: easy

Time Required: 1 day

Total Cost: $20


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