Here's a simple project that you can knock off in less than half an hour!
All it took to build this rustic bench is one 2x6x10, half a 2x4x8 and a handful of 2 1/2" screws. It now sits proudly on my new front porch!
I've broken this project down into simple to follow images.
Here's how to build it -
I added a 21" crosspiece for extra stability which isn't shown in the photo above. I just used a scrap piece of wood. If you have to buy a 2x4 for this project, a piece of it can be used for the crosspiece.
Lay 2 of the 16" leg pieces on the floor and screw one of the 11" pieces across one end. Be sure it lines up perfectly with the edge of the 16" pieces.
Repeat process. Note how the legs stand up by themselves thanks to the chunky wood.
Stand your legs up and lay your 28" seat pieces across the top. Measure 2" in on on all 4 sides and mark the measurement clearly.
Attach the seat pieces to the leg pieces using 2 1/2" screws or nails making sure the edge of the leg pieces are aligned with the marks you made.
If you want extra stability, add another 21" crosspiece 4" up from the bottom of the legs. Be sure the crosspiece can be attached to both "foot" pieces on either side. Use a level to make sure everything is placed correctly and screw/nail the crosspiece in place.
Pretty simple, huh? And if you don't have a way to cut the wood yourself, get the building supply store to cut the wood down to size for you.
A lick 'o paint and she's good to go!
and if you want to see the post where I created this sign, click HERE