This step by step diy woodworking project is about free garden bench bench. If you want to learn more about building a simple bench, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are many other designs and plans to choose from when building projects for your backyard, so make sure you take a close look over the related plans that are featured on our site.
There are many plans and designs to choose from, so make sure you take a close look over the rest of the bench plans featured on our website. Plan everything with attention and adjust the size and the shape of the bench to suit your needs. Plumb the legs and make sure the corners are right-angled before inserting the galvanized screws into place. Drill pilot or pocket holes to prevent the wood from splitting. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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Building a garden bench
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- A – 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 17 1/4″ long LEGS
- B – 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 46 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 15″ long SLATS
- C – 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 15″ long SUPPORTS
- D – 3 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 48″ long SEAT
- 6 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 8 ft
- 2 1/2″ screws
- 1 5/8″ screws
- 1 1/4″ screws
- wood filler
- wood glue
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Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
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Free Garden Bench Plans
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the legs for the garden bench. Mark the cut lines on the 1×6 slats and get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the cut edges with sandpaper and remove the residues with a cleaner.
Continue the garden project by attaching the slats to the wooden legs. Drill pilot holes through the slats and secure them to the legs by using 1 1/4″ screws. Add waterproof glue to the joints, in order to get a professional result.
The next step of the project is to assemble the frame of the garden bench. Drill pocket holes along the exterior edges of the side legs and secure them to the perpendicular components. Make sure the corners are right-angled.
Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 1×6 supports and fit them into place, as described in the diagram. Make sure the supports are equally-spaced and check if the corners are right-angled. Add waterproof glue to the joints in order to enhance the bond of the components.
In order to get a professional result, we recommend you to attach the 1×6 slats to the frame of the bench. Drill pilot holes through the supports and insert galvanized screws into the seat slats. Place the slats equally-spaced and make sure the joints are rigid.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the woodworking project and to protect the table from decay, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain. Place the bench in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.
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