Introduction: Outdoor Wooden Slat Bench Seat
In this instructable you'll see: How I made an outdoor bench seat, out of some wooden beams and some slats.
After I took the right measurements and figured the number of pieces I need, I started cutting them.
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.
After that, I filled every hole with glue and some dowels.
And then I sanded them very well on every side.
Now, it’s time to assemble all these pieces!
Firstly, I nailed and screwed these two pieces together.
Then, I took the longer pieces, marked the center, drilled the holes, placed the screws and put them together.
After some sanding, I rounded all the edges on every piece.
And then, sanded them again for a smoother feeling.
After, I finished with the bottom pieces, I started to cut all the slats I needed for the top surface.
I rounded also these pieces, but this time only their two edges.
And then I sanded every piece very well on every side.
Now, it’s time to paint all these pieces!
I used water based impregnation varnish of walnut color and there we go!
Let’s assemble these pieces together and see how it looks!
After I measured the spaces I had to leave, I placed down the two edge pieces and then all the others going in between.
I used a spacer for every gap between the beams to be the same.
I installed some felt pads at the bottom side, to avoid any damage on the wood.
Also, I placed screws at the edges and in the middle to be even steadier. Black screws actually for a more beautiful appearance.
...and the bench is finally ready!
Thanks for reading! I hope you liked it!