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Step 2: Cut the angle in the back legs.

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 easier to understand, but just in case you are a word person, here are written instructions, too.

1. Lay the leg down so the 20-cm wide side is parallel to the ground.
2. Measure 42 cm up from the base of the leg.
3. Measure 12 cm from the opposite edge of the leg across the top edge. Make a mark.
4. Using a ruler, draw a line from the top mark to the mark at 42 cm from the leg base.
5. Measure 42 cm from the base on the other side edge, draw a line across. You won't use this line for the cut, but you need it later.
6. Using the circular saw, cut along the diagonal line.

Do that twice.
<p>When building any type of furniture that allows maximizing your self storage space, you need to plan for it, making drafts of drawing of the furniture you are going to do a DIY. This garden storage bench takes into account maximizing storage space.</p>
<p>Great job, i am doing one based on this. Does it fully open? It seems the way the latches are positioned the seat lid will be stopped by the sides... </p>
<p>Thanks for a great Instructable. We made this, but a a bit longer so we added supports in the middle. We also added a 'beer lid' in the middle for a cool box. We used wood from an old shelving unit. The wooden bits we did buy cost us &pound;30. Hinges costed a bit more. Many thanks!</p>
<p>Vielen Dank f&uuml;r die Bauanleitung! Habe die kleine Bank mit einigen Modifikationen f&uuml;r den heimischen Balkon realisiert.</p>
Hi. Great design which I'm going to follow. One question though. Do you not require support in the middle of the seat to stop the seat from bending with heavier people? Thank you!
<p>Lovely! SO simple and useful at the same time. Are they storage benches as well? It would be awesome to be able to keep garden tools under the seats!</p>
Great design and write up! <br> <br>But please, USE EYE PROTECTION! (at least one of you wasn't, shame!)
You are right, Safety Nick. <br> <br>We only made two cuts, but still... no excuse.
<p>awesome build! <br><br><br><br>p.s. don't forget hearing protection, circular saw make more than enough noise to do (irreversible) damage in the long run.</p>
Excellent work and very thorough, easy to follow 'ible; favorited... <br> <br>&quot;When I sat down to design this bench&quot;; oh, I get it: &quot;sat down&quot;, bench seat, ha ha...

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