In this instructable you'll see: How I made an outdoor bench seat, out of some wooden beams and some slats.

Step 1:

After I took the right measurements and figured the number of pieces I need, I started cutting them.

Step 2:

I used some scrap pieces of wood, which I had left over, from an old construction and then I cut the edges on every side of those beams.

Step 3:

After that, I filled every hole with glue and some dowels.

Step 4:

And then I sanded them very well on every side.

Step 5:

Now, it’s time to assemble all these pieces!

Step 6:

Firstly, I nailed and screwed these two pieces together.

Step 7:

Then, I took the longer pieces, marked the center, drilled the holes, placed the screws and put them together.

Step 8:

After some sanding, I rounded all the edges on every piece.

Step 9:

And then, sanded them again for a smoother feeling.

Step 10:

After, I finished with the bottom pieces, I started to cut all the slats I needed for the top surface.

Step 11:

I rounded also these pieces, but this time only their two edges.

Step 12:

And then I sanded every piece very well on every side.

Step 13:

Now, it’s time to paint all these pieces!

Step 14:

I used water based impregnation varnish of walnut color and there we go!

Step 15:

Let’s assemble these pieces together and see how it looks!

Step 16:

After I measured the spaces I had to leave, I placed down the two edge pieces and then all the others going in between.

Step 17:

I used a spacer for every gap between the beams to be the same.

Step 18:

I installed some felt pads at the bottom side, to avoid any damage on the wood.

Step 19:

Also, I placed screws at the edges and in the middle to be even steadier. Black screws actually for a more beautiful appearance.

Step 20:

...and the bench is finally ready!

Thanks for reading! I hope you liked it!


<p>Great looking bench.</p><p>I'd like a few measurements:</p><p>1. dimensions of seat slats. Did you use 5/8&quot; lumber</p><p>2. distance between each support wood slat</p><p>What do you think of screwing in the slats from the bottom so there the top shows no screws and eliminates possible water seeping in the top screw holes?</p>
<p>Thank you very much, Mike and I&rsquo;m so happy that you liked it!</p><p>Take a look at the 1st step, at the 1st image, where I&rsquo;m showing the dimensions of the slats (width, length, thickness) and the distance between them! Here we use the metric system, so all the measurements are in mm, sorry!</p><p>I didn&rsquo;t screw the slats from the bottom side to the top surface because they were too thin and some of them were crooked, so I couldn&rsquo;t do that!</p><p>Take care!</p>
<p>What a beautiful bench! And you explained it so well! I will keep this in my 'to do one day' file. Thank you!</p>
<p>I'm happy that you liked my work! I'm doing my best! Thanks a lot!</p><p>Stay tuned for more! Take care!</p>
<p>Excellent design, simple, pragmatic, and attractive.</p>
<p>Thank you very much for your kind words! I really appreciate it!</p><p>All the best!</p>
<p>I love this bench I have been looking for some different ideas . so thanks</p>
<p>Thanks a lot! I'm so happy that you liked it!</p><p>Take care!</p>
<p>You didn't Attach the bench seat to the wall, did you? Does it move or is the weight alone keeping it in place? Would love to know. Thank you!</p>
<p>Yeap, I attached it to the concrete with two screws, one on each end,<br> in order not to move when someone sits at the edge of the bench, but <br>when it&rsquo;s not in use, I remove the screws and everything is good!</p>
<p>Makes sense, thank you!!</p>
<p>Great Idea!</p>
<p>Thanks a lot, mate! I'm happy that you liked it!</p><p>Stay tuned! Best wishes!</p>
<p>this would look beautiful on a sea wall.</p>

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