I needed a new bench by our fire pit, long enough to sit several people. I also had two cedar trees that were too close to the fire pit and needed cut down. So, not wanting to waste the trees, I decided to make the stumps the support for the bench; which makes the bench 13' in length. I plan on using the remainder of the trees for future projects. Here it goes...!
Step 1: Basic Frame for the Bench
I used 2" x 6" treated lumber to build the frame. Then bench is 18" wide (deep), because....I bought 16' boards. So, I cut 13' off each 16' board, then I cut 2 - 18" boards from each 16' board. There's my basic frame. I used 3" deck screws on the frame and 1/4" x 5" lag screws to fasten to each stump (2 in each stump). I then added some scrap 2" x 4" as support for the decking boards. I used 2 x 4 because I had extra pieces.