February 13, 2014

How to build a quick and easy garden bench out of 2x4's and 2x6's



Measured drawing coming soon!

5 comments:

  1. Where's the finished bench that you put the 3 coats of polyurethane on?

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    1. I just posted that video today. I will be finishing it this weekend.

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  2. So I've been following you for a bit now and it seems as though you use mechanical fasteners a lot. This bench is a good example where some advanced joinery would have given additional strength without the need for a box of screws.

    I'm a novice myself and have been building simple projects with screws for a long time but have been experimenting with the different styles of joints out there. Are you going to work on any in your future projects?

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    1. Thanks for watching man! Unfortunately I don't know much advanced joinery. I've only really been doing woodworking for a little over a year. Right now I am mainly building things in my skill level and what I can do in a few hours on the weekend. I need to start challenging myself on some of these projects. What kind of joinery were you thinking of for the bench and where would you advise using it? One of my problems is that I don't know what to use and where.

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    2. Donald - you and I are about the same skill level looking through your projects. I too am barely getting into wood working aside from general carpentry (framing and light build projects). Ironically I built several benches not too long ago for one of my businesses and it was startlingly similar to what you built here though with paint grade materials and a padded seat.

      I'm about to start experimenting with half lap joints on a planter project I'm about to start. I've also dabbled in box joints (finger joints) but couldn't get the new jig to produce consistent size and shape joints.

      I didn't have any specific ideas as to this project but get out of your comfort zone and try some things! There's a great site to go to if you're interested in wood working and joinery. Its www.woodworkingtalk.com. Its a forum and I'm a member there. Check it out! Take care!

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