Modern Slat Top Outdoor Bench

Submitted by TxDork76 on Wed, 04/23/2014 - 20:59

This was a super easy and fun bench to make.

I ended up having enough 2x4 and 1x4 scraps for the legs and only had to pick up a a couple of 2x4s.

TIP: Others pointed said that you should paint slats before assembly... I highly recommend it as well. It was a bit of a pain trying to get between the slats to prime and paint though would likely be easier w/ a sprayer..

Finished it with some oops paint in a nice color and a 3 coats of spray urethane.

Great beginner project for sure. It may take a couple of days to finish but most of that time is spent waiting for paint/urethane to dry between coats :)

Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Finish Used
2 coats primer, 3 coats Exterior latex paint, 3 coats spray urathane
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project