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Build a garden bench: 5 ways to make bench with their hands

Build a garden bench: 5 ways to make bench with their hands

What materials can be made by the bench with your hands? As practice shows, for the manufacture of garden benches you can choose any material: natural or artificial. The most common material is wood. The simplest version of the bench consists of two chocks and nailed him to the Board. For many gardeners and owners of private estates are not only important functional aspect and the aesthetic. After all, the shop must please the eye, fit into the surrounding space, hit by its unusual design. In addition to the wood are other materials such as stone, metal, plastic, brick, concrete. The seat and back are usually always made from wood, due to the unique properties which provides the comfort and safety of use of the bench by appointment. Each owner can build a bench to stay on the site. Most importantly, have the desire, tools and construction materials that are purchased specially or are in «the bins».

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Option #1 — bench made of pine timber

To build comfortable bench made of pine timber, designed for the simultaneous stay of three adults, you must have the following tools:

  • hacksaw;
  • ax;
  • the planer;
  • electric drill;
  • hammer;
  • circular saw;
  • screwdriver;
  • roulette.

The design base of the bench rests the load-bearing beams made of twin pine lumber, which is based on a couple of legs-«paws», made of the same material. To the base of the nailed edges, the shape of which guarantees a comfortable rest. Then, the backrest frame and the seat is sheathed with bars, which after processing are painted with acrylic paints or varnished (on the surface of pine boards, going to trim the seat should not be resinous knots).

The wide bench made of pine timber with a comfortable back

The wide bench with a comfortable back: the first photo shows a General view of the product, and the second is a closeup of the base of the dual beam

For the manufacture of beams of the base cut two boards so that the length of each of them was 1700 mm. For the legs you will also need to cut off two segments of the beam of length 600 mm. With an axe bytesite in the legs and decorative trim. Next, the feet can be put up to a beam and fasten them with nails and staples that are themselves fabricated from 6-mm tie wire.

The next step is sawing off the edges of the frame in accordance with the dimensions calculated in advance in preparing the sketch of the bench. Using a hacksaw and axe, give the ribs an ergonomic shape corresponding to the size of the workpiece. Staple the edges of the seat and back to each other with nails (120 mm), additionally pull them braces. Then set the ribs on a double beam Foundation and nail 150 mm nail. Additionally, tie detail straps. Then paint the skeleton of the bench acrylic white paint and let the time caused the coating to dry.

At the last stage of the work to saw a circular saw blanks twenty-crimp bars, not forgetting the allowances required for processing. In this case, the length of bars shall be 2000 mm, width – 62 mm, respectively, height – 22 mm. Each preset astrogate the plane, then cover with a colored lacquer. On the dried base of the bench make the prepared laying bricks, leaving between them a small distance for a drain of rain water. Fasten each bar with screws on wood, using a battery screwdriver. Homemade bench, in spite of its massiveness, can be difficult, but still, to put anywhere in the garden. Fit this shop and for installation in the gazebo.

Option #2 — a bench out of driftwood bizarre

To build a bench with your hands, it is necessary to have artistic taste and a rich imagination. Not everyone will be able to intricately curved trunks and branches of trees to see the outlines of the future creation. Stumps are in the form of thrones, varnished wood saw cut, mounted on ornate legs are the table and bench frame some unseen animals. Installing a bench in private house or suburban area, you can be 100% sure that the second instance does not exist in nature. For such a feeling of uniqueness and originality you can wander through the woods and find any natural material.

Unique bench made from a natural material

Unique bench made from a natural material is made in one instance a man able to see into the usual snags a piece of art

Option #3 — carved bench with armrests

Want to have on your site there was a such an easy bench, provided with arms and carved wood? Then prepare several boards section 40 to 180 mm and 180 mm. 25 to Check the availability of the necessary tools: drills, jigsaws, milling machines, screwdriver, sander, lathe, and supplies: PVA glue, yacht varnish and screws.

Schematic representation of the bench with dimensions

Schematic representation of the bench, which indicate the approximate dimensions of the main parts. This bench is manufactured using power tools to expedite the progress of finishing and Assembly work

Manufacturer of side trusses and support beams

From cardboard cut out a template of the sidewall, in which make four identical parts made of boards section 40 to 180 mm. these parts by hand thread drill core drill three holes to the diameter of each of them was 54 mm. Holes should form a Shamrock, located at the center of the sidewall. Using the same drill hole in the bottom of the side parts, so that partially replicate the ornament of the trefoil. Then saw a jigsaw a semi-circle, the radius of which is equal to 50 mm. the Front and rear edges of the side walls also adorn the semicircular notches game jigsaw the holes. Pairwise join the parts of the side panels, glue them with PVA glue and additionally pulling two screws (8 to 120mm).

The stability of the bench provide supporting beams for the manufacture of which it is necessary to take the Board thickness of 40 mm. rails handle a milling machine and then belt sanding machine. The last operation is actually spent strictly in the direction of the wood fibers. After completion of the grinding of the sidewalls, mill their edges. Exactly the same operation guide on the perimeter of the trefoil and the bottom of the ornament.

Important! The complete milling in two stages to obtain an improved surface finish. Please put the cutter to a height of 6 or 8 mm. Then go again but the cutter already put up to a height equal to 10 mm.

Fabrication of the remaining parts of the bench

Seat and back is performed from a thin Board, the thickness is only 25 mm. where each element goes through two boards with a length of 1250 mm. for the seat Only takes two boards to a width of 180 mm, and for the back – one Board is the same, and the second 30 mm.

Then proceed to the manufacture of arm rests and the feet on the bottom of the benches. The armrests don’t forget to carve a lug with a diameter of 25 mm in the side mounting parts to the back. Grind and mill all parts.

Phased processing of parts of the carved wooden benches

Phased processing of parts of the carved wooden benches from cutting out round holes in the side trusses of the product to its finish Assembly

Make a template stands for armrests and on it carved on a lathe in two parts. On their backs will also provide the presence of the bosses of the above diameter. With the help of the bosses of the rack securely fastened to the seat and the armrests of the benches. To determine the position of the racks helps joiner’s square, and sharpened at both ends the segment electrode.

Attach the seat with screws to the side parts and to the supporting bars. Drill the holes for the lugs the same diameter in the front seat and back. Assemble the armrests, placing individual elements on the PVA glue. Install the seat and attach it with screws. Between the sidewalls incorporate a proleg, which will allow to increase rigidity. For the same purpose under the seat with the front sides of the product attach the notched bar, drank mold. Don’t forget the notched bar handle on a router and sanded.

After assembling the benches, remove any roughness with sandpaper. Then apply on the surface of all the parts of the bench protectant. The last chord will be the operation for applying two layers of varnish. The manufacture of more delicate products must be ordered from professional artists who know how to make a carved wooden bench with the help of various techniques and technologies.

Option #4 — stationary shop of gabions

Next to retaining walls made from gabion baskets or cast in concrete, look good shops, built of similar materials.

Wooden benches for gabion constructions

Wooden benches, expertly integrated into the design of a retaining wall made from gabions, which are metal mesh containers filled with large decorative stone

In their manufacture are installed one or two gabion – mesh container filled with decorative stone. Before filling the gabion is inserted in a metal frame which is then screwed onto wooden beams or solid Board seat. By varying the height of the towers-of gabions, you can build benches of different heights, so it was convenient to have a rest not only for adults but also for children.

Garden bench with wrought iron elements

And here’s garden bench with wrought iron elements looks good, but hardly made with your own hands. Forged items are better to order in a specialized workshop

Turn your imagination and invent more ways in how to make a bench with your hands of the above materials. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Only objectively assess their strength. For example, wrought-iron benches to make their own person, not possessing the secrets of forging impossible. Therefore, such products are better to buy in finished form or order your sketch in specialized workshops.

Option #5 — a simple bench from nestroganyh boards

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