5/16” Hex Key
Drill (not required)
6’ x 30” Plywood Tabletop
4 wood screws
1 1/2" Aluminum Schedule 40 Pipe:
4 x 3’ 1-1/2”
4 x 2’ 1”
3 x 5’ 7”
(available at: http://www.simplifiedbuilding.com )
4 x L61-8 Kee Lite Flange
6 X L10-8 Kee Lite Single Socket Tee
4 x L20-8 Kee Lite Side Outlet Elbow
4 x 105-8 Kee Klamp Sheeting Clip
Note about pipe size: this bench was overbuilt. If you wanted to shave the cost of this bench you could:
1) Use a different type of pipe (e.g. thinner wall tubing) You can also use fence tube if you really want to cut cost.
2) Use a smaller diameter pipe.
- Make sure that you buy fittings that correspond to the pipe size that you have chosen.
Step 1: Assemble the Legs
Slip-on the four L20s to one end of each of the four 3' 1-1/2' pipes. Tighten down the set screw.
Slip-on four L10s to the other end of the pipes.
Lay the pipes on the ground with the L20s all facing the same direction (see below)
Position two L10s so that they are aligned with the vertical portion of the L20. Tighten the set screw. (see left below)
Position two L10s so that they are aligned with the horizontal portion of the L20. Tighten the set screw. (see right below)
These will be you legs.
Step 2: Attach Feet
Step 3: Build the Bench Leg Sets
Repeat step above with remaining 2’1” and 3’1-1/2” pipes.
There should now be two separate sets of two 3’1-1/2” legs, each attached by one upper and one lower 2’1” pipe.
Step 4: Complete the Frame
Fit the three 5’ 7” pipe ends into the remaining leg-set L20 and L10 fitting(s). Tighten all three set-screws and finally tighten the remaining L10 set-screw on the 2’ 1” pipe. Ensure all set-screws are now fully tightened.
Step 5: Attach the Top
Drilling holes prior to sinking screws may prevent wood from splitting.