Build a bench for $15! Free plans from Ana-White.com
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1 - 2x6 @ 12 feet long (you can cut this one into 2 - 6' long boards for easier transporting) 2 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long 2-1/2" self tapping screws (try the exterior deck ones) or 2-1/2" pocket hole screws (for Kreg Jig users)
3 - 2x4 @ 10" long (under seat boards) 4 - 2x4 @ 11" long (legs - note that this is labeled incorrectly in diagram 1 and should be 11" instead of 10") 2 - 2x4 @ 13" long (leg bases) 2 - 2x6 @ 72" (seat boards) 2 - 2x4 @ 30" long - long point to long point, both ends cut at 22 1/2 degrees off square BEVEL, ends ARE parallel (angled braces) NOTE: You may wish to cut these later to get the angles just right.
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.