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This is a very simple tutorial. I made this bench about 3 months ago. It's a simple design for a bench that will last a long time.

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Step 1: Materials

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- 2 concrete blocks

- hardwood 2"x3" (45mmx70mm)

- Inox screws

- Threaded wire (M8)

- Heatshrink

Step 2: Make it!

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Step 1: Mill the wood. I bought hardwood pieces of 3 meter. The bench is 1,5 meter in length so I cut the wood precisely in half. Also mill the two shorter pieces.

Step 2: Place the threaded wire. Drill a 7,5mm hole in the shorter pieces of wood, to fit in a piece of M8 threaded wire. It should be very sturdy, but to be sure you can lock it with some glue.

Step 3: Heat shrink the threaded wire (optional). I put a heat shrink around the pieces of threaded wire just to protect it form damaging the concrete blocks.

Step 4: Screw everything together. You're now ready to screw everything together. Be sure to pre-drill every hole. It's easy to snap off one of your screws when you don't pre-drill correctly.

Step 5: Make holes in the concrete blocks: Drill holes in the concrete blocks that fit your pieces of threaded wire.

You're Done!

Step 3: Planters

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Another option is to make this bench with planters on both sides.

craftclarity6 months ago

Nice! Reminds me of George Nelson's Slat Bench....(he was the design director that hired Charles Eames for Herman Miller originally...)

amekdala6 months ago

very well looking

and awesomeeeeeeeeeeee gonna do the same