I needed a nice seat in my Garden to Relax, so i made this Bench with some minimal tools and some reclaimed Pallets, and 2x4's, i had to buy some 2x4 to get the project done, so this Bench is just partly Reclaimed.
This Bench is not a Unique one ,lots of them are Build the same way, is just fused them together so that everyone can build it!
Step 1: The Cutlist and Instructions
1pcs- 2×4 61″ long – Front Support
1pcs- 2×4 58″ long – Rear Support
2pcs - 2×4 23 1/2″ long – Front Legs
2pcs - 2×4 22 9/16″ long – Arm rest supports / side frame
2pcs - 2×4 24 5/16″ long – Rear Legs (inside edge to inside edge (24 5/16″ long Outside edge to Outside edge) 15 degree angle on each side (cut ends parallel to each other)
4pcs - 2×4 19 3/4″ long – Cross Supports 15 degree angle on 1 side
4pcs 2×4 24″ long – from square edge to outside point – Backrest Supports – 15 degree angle on bottom only – Top is cut at a 90 degree angle.
Cut each piece on your miter saw. For all angles in this project, set the saw to 15 degrees. Use a jigsaw to cut out the notch on the two front legs. The 2×4 piece will eventually rest in the notch. Measure 9 1/2 inches up from the bottom of the 2×4 front leg and mark. Measure 1 1/2″ back (depth). Then measure from your nine inch mark up 3 1/2″ and make one more mark. Connect the lines and cut out your notch on both pieces. Next, Cut with a jigsaw and use an orbital sander to smooth the edges. Assemble Both Sides As shown in the video, attach the front and rear leg together on the top with the arm support 2×4. Measure 11″ back from the rear of the front leg and put a mark. Then line up the rear leg so that the 15 degree angle sits flush with the arm support. Only attach the two legs to the arm support in this step. We’ll get to the lower cross support later.
Measure 11 inches from the back of the front leg to the front of the back leg. Flush it up with the horizontal 2×4 and attach with 3 screws. Attach each cross support. For the middle 2 you can drive 2 screws in from the front side. (Through the 2×4 and into the cross support.). To attach the rear side of the support drill a pilot hole through the side of the cross support at an angle down into the rear support. It will keep it in place and later steps will solidify the joint. Attach Back Supports Fasten to the sides with 2.5″ screws. Flush up the bottom with the 15 degree angle. The upper support arm bottom corner will be flush with the back side of the backrest support. Attach Chair and Backrest Wooden Slats Attach the front slat so that it hangs over the front 2×4 by 3/4″. Then attach the rear slat so it touches the two backrest supports. Attach the remaining 3 slats and space them evenly apart. (About 1/4 or so). Next, attach the backrest slats. Attach the top board first to help square up the backrest supports. Then attach the bottom slat. Finally, attach the remaining boards and space evenly.