Building your own garden bench doesn’t have to be a big headache. In fact, most of the work can be done by you, if you have all the right tools and instructions for doing it the right way. You probably have all the materials you need for a DIY outdoor bench in your shed or garage. The only thing left for you to do is to build the bench just like any other wood slats bench you’ve seen.
You can make a bench that looks like a farmhouse bench in many different ways. A bench made from wood slats is my favorite bench design. With these types of slats, you can really add some character and uniqueness to your garden bench. Here are a few steps on how to make a duplicate of a famous farmhouse bench.
Gathering all the tools and materials necessary to build a bench like this one is the first step. Four pieces of wood are needed, at least two larger than the bench’s height, two longer than the other and two smaller. You’ll also need two pieces of hardware such as nuts and bolts, a hammer and a utility knife. With the help of a full how-to instructions, you’ll be able to do this job by yourself.
Build the garden bench by starting with the four wooden pieces. You will need to drill holes in the bench if you are using screws. Then you’ll want to connect the four wooden pieces of wood together by joining them with a string or a strong piece of wire. You should use the same method to attach the slats that you just drilled when assembling the four sides.
Next, you will need to place the slats. Do not forget to follow along the same string or wire that you used in attaching the slats. By doing this, you’ll get a nice smooth finish. A piece of hardboard can be used as a guide for drilling the holes. You may want to drill those first few holes to let the water flow properly into the planter box style bench. Use a level and mark lines to help keep you straight.
Build the entryway of your outdoor bench by using your screwdriver. To build the slats, you might want to purchase some wood planks from a specialized store like www.rattan-gardenfurniture.co.uk. Next, join the four remaining pieces with the wooden planks. The last step of putting the four pieces together is to use the flat head screwdriver to screw all the parts together and then attach the top to complete your bench.