Ideas for DIY Porch Benches


Outdoor porch benches can be expensive when bought from home and garden suppliers. Make your own bench from a recycled inner hose and work is a cost-effective integration of both function and charm for every garden space, not to mention the porch. Robust and weather resistant, requires some supplies and a little earlier experience of carpentry here the bench. Cut two 12-inch pieces from 2-inch timber. These are the short sides of the bench. Cut two pieces from 2-inch timber that measures 18 inches each. These are the long sides of the bench. Create a rectangle with four pieces of wood cut in the previous step and a corner hook. The short pieces go inside the long pieces. Secure rectangle with wooden screw in each corner.

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Cut another four pieces of 2-by-2-inch timber, each measuring 18 inches. These are the legs for the porch benches. Attach the legs to each corner of the rectangle using a wooden screw. Make sure the peaks of the legs are level with the rectangle sides. Cut two supports of 1-by-4-inch timber, each 18 inches long. Attach one of the supports within two of the legs, halfway up the leg, using a wooden screw. Repeat on the opposite side.

Ideas for DIY porch benches. Cut two short supports from 1-by-4-inch timber, each measurement 12-inches long. Secure these supports halfway up the legs on the short sides of the bench using a wooden screw. Use a scissors to cut long, 2-inch strips of the inner tube for the seat. Clean rubber strips with hot soapy water. This will remove all dirt left on the rubber. Stretch a strip of the inner tube from one side of the rectangle to the other. Pull the strip until it is very tight, then stack in place on both sides. Cut off the extra rubber to use for another strip. weave a strip of the inner tube in the opposite direction through the other strips. Pull the strip firmly and tighten.

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