Park Bench Plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about park bench. If you want to learn more about building a park bench without back support, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are so many bench plans and designs to choose from, so make sure you take a close look over the rest of the related woodworking projects that are featured on our website.

Before starting the actual construction project, we recommend you to plan everything, as to save money and to keep the costs under control. Adjust the size and the design of the bench to suit your needs. In addition, we recommend you to invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar, as they have a nice finish and are highly durable, especially in a humid environment.

If you don’t have a rich expertise in woodworking field, you should ask a friend to give you a hand with the project. There are many things that you could go wrong, so make sure you plan everything and invest in quality materials. Select the lumber with attention, making sure the components are perfectly straight and in a very good condition. Use a carpentry square to check if the corners are right-angled.

 

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Building a park bench

Building a park bench

Building a park bench

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 16″ long, 2 pieces – 10″ long 3xSUPPORTS
  • B – 1 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 16 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 7 1/2″ long 3xTRIMS
  • C – 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 48″ long SEAT

 

Tools

  • Safety gloves, glasses, Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

 

Tips

  • Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
  • Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface

 

Time

  • One Day

 

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Park Bench Plans

Building the supports

Building the supports

 

The first step of the project is to build the supports for the bench. In order to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to cut the components out of 2×4 lumber, making sure you take accurate measurements. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal components and secure them to the vertical components. Make sure the corners are right-angled and add glue to the joints.

 

Building the X-shaped trims

Building the X-shaped trims

 

The next step of the project is to fit the diagonal components to the supports. As you can easily notice in the project, we recommend you to make angle cuts at both ends of the components. Drill pilot holes through the supports and insert screws into the rectangular supports.

 

Fittng the x-shaped components

Fittng the x-shaped components

 

Next, you need to fit the rest of the X-shaped components to the bench supports. Cut the end that joins the other diagonal at 75 degrees. Drill pilot holes through the supports and secure them into place. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.

 

Fitting the seat slats

Fitting the seat slats

 

Lay the 2×6 boards on a level surface and make sure there are no gaps between them. Center the supports over the slats, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the seat slats.

 

Park bench plans

Park bench plans

 

Last but not least, you need to take care of the final touches. Therefore, you need fill all the holes with a good filler and let the compound to dry out properly, before sanding the wooden surface with 120-grit sandpaper.

Smart Tip: Clean the residues with a dry cloth, before staining the bench with the appropriate products for your tastes and needs.

 

 

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