Introduction: DIY Outdoor Wood Bench
With summer underway, I set out to transform my small 5 ft x 9 ft balcony into an intimate al fresco dining area able to seat 4 to 5 people. Having that many chairs on such a small balcony would have been cumbersome, so instead I decided to build simple wood benches to make a corner booth. I didn''ll walk you through how to make one of them and then you''s been a wonderful place to enjoy warm summer evenings with friends and family.
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- Lduque2020 made it!
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11 months ago
Let''t wait to build these! Once it warms up a bit, that is. :p Question: what kind of drill do you have? I''ll need for some fun basic projects, and if cordless would be powerful enough, too. This will be my first project! Very excited to use the table saw I got in the fall, too.
I use a Dewalt cordless drill (DCD710) and I love it! It''ll share pics when it''t want us all to fall over when I have girls night! haha :)
Thanks! I''ve had 2 average sized adults sit on the benches without any problems. You could always add some more cross-bracing to the top of then bench and more screws to the legs to make the bench extra sturdy!
6 years ago
Lovely benches !
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That is amazingly simple and beautiful. In fact I am going to get supplies for it now.
Thank you! Hope you'll share pics of your benches!
how many screws did you use in the bench?
I used 8 x 2"" screws
Hey congratulations on being a finalist in the weekend projects contest!
Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Its not clear how those cushions are attached to the walls. But wow, the finished product is so great.
I hand sewed 4 velcro straps to the back of the cushion and I simply wrapped the straps around the horizontal metal railing of the balcony to hang the cushion (there is no wood behind the cushion). Easy to put on and take off!