Outdoor Bench

Submitted by blacorc on Mon, 12/30/2013 - 10:45

Built this bench for my parents for Christmas. They were super impressed and I had a lot of fun. Cost for the wood and screws is only about $40. Stain/Sealer can cost about the same.

Obviously I decided not to do the woven back and go for the simpler straight slats. I prefer this look and I'm sure it was easier than cutting all those angles.

I was proudest of the armrests which I made using a jigsaw to round off the edges, a circular saw to make the thinner part, and shaped it more with a rasp and file, then finally a fine grit sandpaper. Super fun.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pressure treated lumber
Finish Used
None yet
Recommended Skill Level


mom of 4

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 10:36

I am going to build this bench with a slat back as well. Yours looks great. Just 2X2's, right?

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