Plant Bench

2 Materials
2 Weeks
My wife wanted a bench for her plants on the front porch. My neighbor tore down his old fence so I didn't pay a penny for the wood, just water-seal stain & screws. Shazam!
Cut and sand all pickets, 4x4 posts & 2x4 lumber. Then coat with Thompson's waterseal stain.
Assemble 4x4 and 2x4 pieces with 3" Spax deck screws.
Get it on the ground and reinforce with 2x4 braces using 2-1/2" Spax screws.
Fit fence panels into place using 2" Spax screws. Recoat all wood and screws to cover and raw wood caused by construction of the bench.
Put it in place on front porch....and
Ta-Da! didn't pay a penny for the lumber, Just screws and water-seal with plenty leftover for more projects.
Suggested materials:
  • Thompson's Waterseal stain   (Home Depot)
  • Spax deck screws (3 sizes)   (Home Depot)
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  • GinAZ GinAZ on Jun 15, 2017
    can you make me one?! very nice !

  • GBK GBK on Jun 15, 2017
    Did you add more bracing to the frame between the first picture and the last? I don't see how you could have attached the fencing in that pattern, without having done so.

  • Macoy Sandoval Macoy Sandoval on Nov 20, 2018

    what is the exact measurement

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  • Jeffrey Jones Jeffrey Jones on Jun 23, 2017
    we have to replace the 6' side fences down to four feet by trailer park rules so there will plenty of old wood left over just might try this it looks awesome

  • Sarge Sarge on Aug 03, 2017
    If you saw my house and garden you would think I spent all of my money on plants and flowers... but none of my plants would rest on that beautiful bench. I'd have my backside on it admiring all of my greenery!! Love this bench!!