Summer is here! And as a result I am getting a little too obsessed with my garden... can you blame me. The sun has that effect on me! Did you catch my DIY TILE PLANTER on wheels that I posted a few weeks back?
My husband and I decided to build a bench for our garden. The design was inspired by a video on youtube by Home made modern - but we changed lots of the steps and plans around to suit our needs
MATERIALS NEEDED TO BUILD AN OUTDOOR SOFA (please visit my blog here for all the sources)
- Heavy duty L shaped brackets x 8
- floor cushions x 3 (pillows)
- Varnish (medium oak) (poly)
- Exterior varnish/lacquer
- 8″ scews
- 2.4m treated Dried Timber (45 x 120mm)
- Timber wood18 x 144mm x 1.8m
- Timber wood 18 x 28mm x 1.8m
- wood glue
- mitre saw
1 Measure and cut the larger sized Timber (45 x 120mm) wood into 12 equally sized pieces. Once constructed, these will become the sides of the sofa.
Time: 4 HoursCost: $100Difficulty: Medium
2. Cut the wood for the seating and back
3. Sand all of the wood.
4. Assemble the sofa side panels
To do this, you will first need to drill x 2 sized 2 x 1/4″ diameter holes about 3 inches deep into the sides of the (45mm x 120mm) wood. Use a drill attachment to drive the screws through the bottom of the holes and into the wood below. Reinforce with wood glue
And your bench is done. For more detailed instruction - please head to my blog (link at the bottom)
Here is a little sneak peek of how it looks in my garden but you can visit my blog to see more pics
Suggested materials for this project:
- L SHAPED BRACKETS (AMAZON)
- WOOD GLUE