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Wood Planter Bench

by Ovidiu


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Planter Bench


First of all, I built the frame for the seat. I drill pilot holes through the side components and inserted screws. I added glue to the joints, as on the long run it strengthens them. I made sure the corners are square.


I cut the legs out of 2×4 lumber and secure them to the frame tightly. I used a spirit level to check if the seat is horizontal and the legs are plumb.


I attached the seat frame to the planter, as shown in the diagram. I drilled pilot holes through the planter and inserted screws into the seat frame. I added glue and let it dry out for several hours. I attached the seat slats and locked them into place with galvanized screws. Last but not least I used sandpaper to smooth everything thoroughly.



From Jack Sander

I made another planter box and attached the bench seat to it, as you can see in the images. I followed the plans and used the lumber I had from previous projects. I think the planter bench turned out pretty good and I can’t wait for my wife to plant some flowers. I applied a few coats of stain to enhance the look of the wood.



From Plans: http://myoutdoorplans.com/furniture/how-to-build-a-planter-bench/

Difficulty Level: medium

Time Required: 1 day

Total Cost: <25 $





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I love your planter bench and hope you dont mind if i make 1 from your plans

Julian -

Serve yourself, John! Looking forward for the finished project…


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