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These are benches for outdoor seating, made from recycled chimney blocks and pressure treated lumber. You could purchase new blocks at the home center...
Materials 2X6X8 Pressure treated boards (2 for each bench) 1X4X8 pressure teated boards (3 for each bench) 2 1/2" Coated deck screws (I used 3 in ea...
Cut the boards as shown in the diagram.
This is a chimney block. Mine were used, but you can probably pick them up at any home improvement center. These are approximate measurements. Mi...
Paint the blocks, inside and out. I used exterior latex paint.. I used a very thick nap roller and touched up with a brush.
Make a box frame by screwing (1) 20" board on each end of (2) 42 1/2" boards Use the square to make sure all your corners are 90°.
Screw (1) 17" board 9" from each end of the frame. Screw the remaining 17" board in the center of the frame. Make sure the tops of the boards are flu...
Cut the 1X4X8 boards to length and attach them to the top of the frame as shown in the pictures; overlapping the sides an equal distance all around....
Stand the chimney blocks on end and place the seat over the blocks, so they fit into the 9" spaces underneath. After the wood has "dried" for about ...
I used these benches as a defining area for the grandkids playground, instead of fencing.
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