If you want to learn more about easy garden bench plans, you have to take a close look over the instructions described in the article. There are so many designs and plans to choose from, that we really recommend you to browse through the related plans before buying the materials and starting the assembly. This project will add character to your backyard.
If you want to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to plan everything with attention, as to prevent costly mistakes and to build a professional garden bench. Invest in high quality materials, such as cedar, pine or redwood, as the bench will be exposed to all kinds of weather. Apply a few coats of paint over the components, to enhance their appearance and to protect them from bad weather.
Simple Garden Bench Plans
- 1 – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 24″, 2 pieces – 32 1/2″ long LEGS
- 2 – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 45″, 2 pieces – 15 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 12 1/2″ long SEAT FRAME
- 3 – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″ SEAT
- 4 – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 248″, 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 16″ long, 2 pieces – 3 1/2″ long BACKREST
- 5 – 1 piece of 1×3 lumber – 36”, 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 15 1/2″x36″ ARMRESTS
- Hammer, Tape measure, Carpentry square
- Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander, Router
- Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses, Respiratory Mask
- One day
How to build a garden bench
Cut the components for the seat frame out of 2×4 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the front and back components and insert 2 1/2′ screws into the sides. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are square. Insert 2 1/2″ screws to create rigid joints. Build the middle component out of 2×4 lumber and drill pocket holes at both ends. Fit the support to the seat frame and secure it into place using 2 1/2″ screws.
Attach the 2×4 slats to the seat frame. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the slats to the frame. Leave 1/2″ between the slats and align the edges.
Next, attach the 2×4 legs to the bench. Drill pilot holes through the frame and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the seat of the bench. Plumb the legs before inserting the screws and check if the corners are square.
Drill pocket holes along the top of the back legs. Insert 2 1/2″ screws into the top support. Make sure the corners are square and add glue to the joints.
Drill pocket holes along the top of the vertical components and secure them to the top support using 2×4 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal slats and secure them to the vertical supports with 2 1/2″ screws.
Build the armrests out of 2×4 lumber and attach them to the structure. Use 2 1/2″ screws to secure the armrests into place.
This is an easy one day project for any builder. You can really build this bench without prior experience in woodworking.
Jack from HowTospecialist build a similar bench. Doesn’t it really looks amazing considering it’s built just out of 2x4s?
Check out his step by step tutorial if you want to see how he transformed a pile of 2x4s into this unique rustic bench. His project is really detailed and very nice for a beginner.
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