EP. 31 DIY MODERN OUTDOOR BENCH


Today I'm building a set of modern outdoor benches using an awesome 2x4 box joint configuration. These benches were originally designed by DIY Candy, and because they had everything in a written article, I thought a video would be cool too. Be sure to
check out their blog in the link below.

http://diycandy.com/2015/06/modern-williams-sonoma-inspired-diy-outdoor-bench/

 

 

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES:

2X4'S

Dark Walnut Danish Oil: http://amzn.to/1Y26A5w

Thompson's Water Seal: http://amzn.to/1Ur3t8h

Titebond III Waterproof Wood Glue: http://amzn.to/1rM4BbD

Adjustable Feet: http://amzn.to/1pWp77x



STEP ONE: CUT AND SQUARE 2X4'S

I cut all my 2x4's on the Miter saw with a stop block to make sure the lengths are consistent.

STEP TWO: PUT IT TOGETHER

I used waterproof wood glue and 2 inch finish nails to put everything together. After the glue had dried I clamped everything up to reduce as may gaps between the boards as possible. I filled any remaining gaps with a mix of wood glue and sawdust. 

With one leg finished, the second went together really easily and quickly since everything was lined up. I just had to make sure it was square.

STEP THREE: SAND AND SQUARE

I used a belt sander with 80 grit to flatted and square everything up. To flatten the legs I used a straight edge and a circular saw. Since the blade didn't go all the way through, I used a cutoff saw and belt sander to flatten the rest.

STEP FOUR: FINISH IT UP

I used some adjustable feet to make sure the bench can sit flat on uneven ground and to keep the wood off the ground. I used a dark walnut danish oil and Thompson's water seal to keep it protected.



That's all there is to it! I hope you enjoyed it and go out and make your own. If you do, don't forget to tag me in a picture of it!

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