head diy Design Fanatic: Simple 2 Seat Bench Made With Scrap Wood

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Simple 2 Seat Bench Made With Scrap Wood

Mr. DIY needed a new bench to replace the bench outside the woodshop at the mountain cottage.
mountain cottage,wood bench,  double chair bench, wood project


Last year, Mr. DIY made some new doors for his woodshop. They looked fabulous, but the crooked bench the previous owner made and the small wood patio was ready to  be replaced and upgraded.
Mr. DIY removed the bench and we found a great concrete guy to pour a new slab.

mountan cottage, woodshop doors, shed doors

I don't think I've ever seen a more beautiful slab of concrete!
mountain cottage, wood bench,  double chair bench, wood project

Back to the bench project...

Mr. DIY used that last bench to put things on and to take a rest on when he was building things.
The slab is the perfect size to put the table saw on and build whatever Mr. DIY happens to be working on. 

He found the bench he wanted to build at My Outdoor Plans. You can find the cut list and exact instructions HERE.  I'm just going to show you the steps.

As you know, Mr. DIY has built quite a few projects here at the mountain cottage and saves most of the larger pieces of scrap wood that he thinks he could use later. The smaller pieces end up in the burn pile. 

So, here's some pics of building the bench:

mountain cottage, wood bench,  2 seat bench, double chair bench, wood project



mountain cottage, 2 x 4 bench,  double chair bench, wood project

mountain cottage, wood bench,  double chair bench, wood project



mountain cottage, wood bench, 2 seat bench, double chair bench, wood project

mountain cottage, 2 seat bench,  double chair bench, wood project

mountain cottage, 2 seat bench,  double chair bench, wood project

mountain cottage, 2 x 4 bench,  double chair bench, wood project


Here's how the bench looked when the construction was finished...
mountain cottage, 2 seat bench,  double chair bench, wood project

* as a side note: Mr. DIY said that if he were to make this bench again, he'd make each seat 4" wider and 2" deeper. 


Because the bench was made out of scrap wood with a screw holes (some pieces of wood were re-purposed), it needed to be painted. Since a few of the pieces were pressure treated wood, and paint can't be applied for at least 6 months, he used a tinted opaque stain, like you would use on a deck.

The color we used came out a little lighter than we wanted, but for now it's fine. 
We plan to paint the house and woodshop with a lighter green in a couple of years and at that time, we'll choose another color.

For now, it's perfect.


mountain cottage, 2 seat bench,  double chair bench, wood project

mountain cottage, 2 seat bench,  double chair bench, wood project

mountain cottage, 2 seat bench,  double chair bench, wood project

Here's the BEFORE:
shop doors, shed doors, woodshop doors

And, here's the AFTER:
mountain cottage, 2 seat bench,  double chair bench, wood project




mountain cottage, 2 seat bench,  double chair bench, wood project


Another project checked off the list!
Mr. DIY is still working on finishing the last details on the view porch deck and stairs. Hopefully, we'll be able to show you that soon.

Thanks for stopping by,

Pam
Disclaimer: The above post is about how we built our bench. We don't take any responsibility for any errors or results obtained from using this information. Using power tools can result in injury. When using power tools, use safety equipment.

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