This step by step diy woodworking project is about outdoor bench seat plans. If you want to build a nice outdoor bench seat from basic materials and using common tools, this project is a good candidate. You can adjust the size of the bench to suit your needs. Make sure you check the rest of plans to see alternatives and more projects for your garden.
Work with attention and don’t forget that a good planning will save you from many issues and it will keep the costs withing the total budget. Invest in high quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar. Drill pocket holes before inserting the galvanized screws, to prevent the wood from splitting. Add waterproof glue to the joints, in order to enhance the rigidity of the structure. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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Outdoor Bench Seat Plans
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- A – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 17 1/2″ long LEGS
- B – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 13 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 8 1/2″ long BRACES
- C – 1 piece of 2×12 lumber – 60″ long SEAT
- D – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 49″ long STRETCHER
- 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 2×12 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 1×3 lumber – 8′
- 2 1/2″ screws
- 1 1/4″ screws
- wood putty, wood stain
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Building a garden bench seat
The first step of the project is to build the legs for the bench. Cut both ends of the 2×4 slats at 75 degrees. Smooth the cut edges with sandpaper.
Use 1×3 slats for the braces. Cut both ends of the braces at 75 degrees. Lay the legs on a level surface and then attach the braces. Align the components at both ends. Drill pilot holes through the
Fit the sides of the bench to the 2×12 seat. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the seat.
Use 2×4 lumber for the stretcher. Drill pilot holes through the bottom braces and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the stretcher. Make sure the corners are square for a professional result.
Fill the holes with wood putty and let them dry out for a few hours. Smooth the surface with 100-220 grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.
Top Tip: Apply a few coats of paint or stain to the components, to enhance the look of the project.
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