Introduction: Outdoor Benches
I built some outdoor benches to replace some old benches that we had been using for sometime now. if you want new benches here what you will need
4 4x4 that are 6 feet long
4 2x6 8 ft long
4 1x3 8 ft long
all of these should make one piece extra just in case you mess up\
you will also need a kreg pocket hole system
2 clamps (optional)
any type of saw (hand saw not recommended)
any measuring tool
a right angle (optional)
Step 1: Step 2 Markings
these marking can be different depending on the style of the bench you want these making will be keeping the width of the blade in mind. for my exact they are markings
Step 2: Step 3 Cutting
i used a dewalt mitre saw for these cuts, also make sure you keep the width of the blade in mind when making these cuts. my blade with was 1/8 of an in inch. just cut on the marking to get all the correct pieces for the bench.
cut the 2x6 8ft into 2x6 6ft
cut the 1x3s into 1x3 1ft ,1x3 6" , 1x3 4ft
cut all the 4x4 8ft in to 1ft 8" peices
Step 3: Step 4 More Markings
take a pencil and mark were all the pieces will be glued on.
we also have to make some pocket holes on the wood so you will also be making more markings.
Step 4: Step 5 Drilling
line up the pocket hole tool and clap it to the wood, and begin drilling your holes
we are drilling the holes so we can glue and screw the pieces together, the screws act as clamp for the glue.
Step 5: Step 6 Legs
begin gluing the 1x3 pieces to the legs also screw every thing tightly together, putting all the pieces together will act as a frame for the rest of it. your gonna need to wait 24 hours for glue to dry
Step 6: Step 7 the Bench
glue the frame to the 2x8s
if the 2x8 are a bit bent then find the medium an glue and screw
your are gonna have to wait 24 hours be for you can stress the glue
Step 7: Step 8 Sanding
after you've waited 24 hours you can begin sanding i used an orbital sander but you could use what ever you have
Step 8: Painting
you can paint your bench whatever color you want just make make sue on the second coat you do long brushstrokes or else the paint job will come out kinda funny.