How to make a bench for the garden with their hands



  • if you own hands to build a bench out of wood, it is best to choose deciduous, not coniferous. Softwood in summer exposed to the sun's rays stands out with the resin. Regardless of whether you will cover the surface with paint or varnish, it will prevent and collect litter, leaves and insects
  • the simplicity of the design. Make a simple bench, the construction of which will require the use of special equipment or skills.

  • be ready to make every effort to create a quality design that will be able to stand under the open sky. Otherwise it is better to put such a garden bench under the canopy.
  • The choice of dimensions

    Drawing of garden benches with their hands involves the measurement of all the parameters in centimeters. In addition, the design must be reliable, sitting on it should be fun. Convenience is provided by the width of the seat and back angle. The optimal inclination is 18-20 degrees. Of course, you can do without the hassle, but agree that the bench is much more convenient and aesthetically pleasing.



    Materials needed:

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    • Board 360 mm – 2 PC
    • Board 520 mm – 2 PCs
    • the Board is 720 mm – 2 PCs
    • fasteners (bolts, anchors, nails)


    1. Strap length 520 mm must be cut in length to get 4 bars. They are useful for connection of seat anchorages and the legs of the bench. In addition, you need to remove the outer angle of the bars so as not to inadvertently catch his feet and not to damage the skin.
    2. On elements with a length of 720 mm it is necessary to make cuts. They are the holders for the legs and back.
    3. All the parts handle a plane below the surface was smooth and even.
    4. The first thing you need to assemble the legs. Connect them among themselves cross-beams. For fixing, use screws.
    5. The legs attach the Board seat and back. The fixture is easy to conceal if you make the "wrong" side.

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  • Cover the surface with varnish. For this you can use a normal alkyd or tinting composition to give the noble wood shades. The coating will protect it from swelling, rot and damage by parasites. In addition, the thus treated garden bench will be slightly cool to the touch. The surface is smooth, not rough, cover it with one layer, wait until it dries, then finish off the surface with fine sandpaper, dust with a damp cloth and cover again.
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