This slatted garden bench makes the perfect love seat for a garden. It's very easy to make.
YOU WILL NEED:
1 of 900 x 900mm 16mm marine plywood*
7 of 20 x 94mm PAR pine - cut to 1040mm length
12 of 20 x 69mm PAR pine
- 3 cut to 1000mm length
- 9 cut to 1040mm length
5 x 50mm cut screws
Wood filler (tinted for finished colour)
Drill / Driver plus assorted bits
Jigsaw and clean-cut blade
Orbital sander plus 60-, 120- and 240-grit sanding pads
Tape measure and pencil
*Marine plywood is a better option than laminated pine, which may split along the seams over time if left outdoors.
1. The sides and centre supports were cut from the 900 x 900mm piece of marine plywood. The curves were drawn using the lid from a bbq. Any large circular item can serve as a template.
2. After cutting out the sides the remaining piece was used to cut the centre section. There wasn't enough to cut a complete section, so pieces were cut to make a whole section and these were joined together using a biscuit joiner and wood glue.
NOTE: If you prefer not to do this you need to order a second sheet of 900 x 900mm marine plywood.
3. Along the back of each support 3 slots were cut for mounting the 20 x 69mm back supports. One slot 100mm from the top - one in the centre - and one at the bottom.
4. Drill 4mm pilot holes through the pine into the plywood supports and secure with 50mm screws - two screws at each join.