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When I sat down to design this bench, I forced myself to make it as simple as I possibly could while keeping it attractive and comfortable. It had to ...
Tools Circular saw Wood blade for circlar saw (doesn't have to be too fine, but it's ok if it is) Hand saw for wood Drill (I use two drills! One for d...
All of the cuts are perfectly straightforward except for the diagonal of the back legs. I've attached a picture of how to do this, which I think is ea...
First, you are going to mark the placement of the slats with a pencil. That way, your bench will not look like it was slapped together by a monkey. Be...
Look at each side slat and pick the prettiest side to keep facing out. You will mark the screw placements on that side. You might think that I am act...
Lay one front and one back leg on a flat work surface. Place the slats so that the edge of the slat is flush with the edge of the leg. You are going t...
Attach one of the 20-cm long supports to the inside of the back leg. The top of the support should be at the 42-cm mark, just like the top edge of the...
Pick which slats will face out Look at the front and back slats to figure out which side of each one should face out. The three nicest should be the ...
Take the 116.4-cm-long (2-seater) / 145 (3-seater) board and lay it along the back of the bench so that it sits on the front-facing edges of the back ...
Now you will turn the base over to screw in the back slats. Lift both sides at the same time when you turn it. If you lift one side first without the ...
Take the 20-cm-wide board and lay it on top of the inner supports on your frame. It should not extend farther than the front-facing edge of the back l...
Mark and Measure Now I'm going to ask you to measure again. Lay the bench down with the back of the bench on the floor. Take the 17-cm wide slat and ...
Sit the bench back upright, admire your handiwork for a second, and then set the 14-cm-wide shelf board across the top of the back legs. Screw it in.
Attach the first seat board to the cleats This part is a bit tricky. Too hard for a little kid to tackle, but still easier than an Ikea closet. Take...
Now it's the easy part. Take the 17-cm wide board and line it up under the board you just attached. Extend the line parallel to the center of each cl...
I used a two-in-one primer/outdoor wood finishing product, but you will know what is right for you.
Once the paint is all dry, just attach the seat with your hinges and you are DONE!
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Posted:Apr 30, 2012
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