Monday, February 9, 2015

How to build a garden bench

If you are looking for a simple way to enhance the look of your garden, building a bench could be one possibility, especially if you have a tight budget and basic woodworking skills. The easiest way to get the job done is to use lumber. Select the components with great attention, making sure you choose weather-resistant lumber. Don't buy the slats that are not perfectly straight or have other visible flaws.

How to build a garden bench

A bench with a curved seat is one of the most amazing woodworking projects you can build for your backyard. Select the right plans for the job, making sure it features a cut list with all the components required for the job.

Take accurate measurements before making the cuts and smooth the edges, in order to get a professional result. Make sure the corners are right angled before inserting the screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.

Drill pocket holes and insert pocket screws, as you both get a professional result and create really rigid joints between the components. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess using a damp cloth.

Garden Seat Plans

If you want to build a garden seat, but you are looking for a basic design, you should pay attention to the project shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws and place the seat slats equally-spaced. Use a spirit level to plumb the legs and to check if the seat slats are horizontal.

If you want a more complex bench, just use the model shown in the diagram. The backrest will make all the difference, even if it requires more materials and more woodworking skills.

See how to build a nice outdoor bench seat by clicking the following link:

Garden Bench Plans - Step by step video

In the first video you can see how to build a nice garden bench with a classical design. Follow all the steps shown in the diagram, if you want to prevent costly mistakes. An alternative to that project is the second video, which is designed for beginner woodworkers.

If you don't have enough experience in the field and you aren't accustomed with the right techniques for the job, we recommend you to hire a professional team of professionals, or at least to ask a skilled friend to assist you.