Modern Park Bench Summer Build for Teens

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 07/03/2016 - 10:32

Our two teen boys (13 and 14) took this on for a summer project.  Their dad supervised the sawing, but it was a great first project for them.  The plans were FANTASTIC!  Everything went together perfectly, and we are super pleased with how it turned out!  It is a large bench that the entire family can sit on at one time.  Our dog is 60 pounds and she has a lot of room on it!  

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
7 2x4=$30.59, 6 1x6=29.82, 1 lb 2.5 inch screws=9.37, 1 lb 2 inch screws=9.37, and a quart of stain=7.77. We have screws left and will use them on another project.
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
pressure treated
Finish Used
We stained prior to putting the bench together using Minwax Red Mahogany. We wanted a rustic look, so we did not fill the screw holes.
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project