After finding an old beat up tailgate sitting in a junk pile, I decided it needed to be made into something cool. What better way to display it than to make an awesome sitting bench out of it! I hope that maybe some of you guys build one too and show me your take on this project!
I decided to use 4x4 treated posts for this project for the frame. It would be way more rigid than a 2x4 and for the size of the bench it looks more aesthetically pleasing. After measuring the tailgate, I went an inch longer so I would have a 1/2" gap on each side. I cut my spreader this long. I also used a chair height that was comfortable to decide how tall to make the seat part and added the tailgate's height to make sure it was long enough. The picture is of the 3 pieces mocked up after cutting.