Neat Little Project: Create a Simple Entry Bench
It can be said that you can not have enough places to sit. Just a tiny bench like this one can be utilised in several of places around the home, both indoors and out. Keep it natural, as shown here, or add any number of finishes. It has a small country seem, so an antiqued and distressed end would do the job well.
Measuring 36 inches long, 91/4 inches deep and 171/2 inches high, this seat can fit in a number of small spaces which could be lacking in chairs or decor. Here it’s placed beside front doorway and functions as a staging place for walking equipment as well as a seat for putting on athletic shoes.
At the minimum you’ll need a handsaw for cutting the boards, the miters on the ends of the boards and the tiny notch in the background here.
You’ll get better (and faster results) if you’ve got a miter saw and a jigsaw. Make sure you have your drill along with a ⅛-inch drill bit too. A pair of 36-inch clamps also will come in handy during fabrication, and a combination square will make marking cuts and pilot holes easier.
Materials2-by-8-by-8 board2-by-10-by-8 plank two1/2-inch deck screws (13)I used pine, but if you’re planning to place the seat outdoors in an uncovered area, be sure to use cedar, redwood or treated timber.
Pick up a box of two1/2-inch deck screws unless you have enough on your supplies already.
Create the Legs
Use Figure 1 as a guide for creating the legs, which are cut out of the 2-by-10. You are able to cut the 45-degree corners using a handsaw, miter saw or jigsaw. The shirt can be cut with a handsaw, but it will be a lot easier with a decoration.
Drill ⅛-inch pilot holes as shown.
Create the Rail
Figure 2 shows the dimensions for the rail, which is cut out of the 2-by-8. You’ll have a lot of extra lumber left over in the 2-by-8, so you may choose to think about several other projects it is possible to make with the remaining board.
Twist the Rail
Position the railing based on the ends of their legs without the notches as shown in Figure 3. Drive the screws through the pilot holes into thelegs and to the railing. This is going to be a lot easier if you’ve got a set of 36-inch clamps to hold the parts in place.
Create the Chair
Use Figure 4 as a guide for creating the chair. Drill ⅛-inch pilot holes as shown. It’s essential to mark and drill the pilot holes precisely for the meeting to line up properly in the next step.
Attach the Chair
Position the chair as shown at Figure 5 so that it overhangs the legs by two1/2 inches. By putting the meeting on its side as shown, you won’t need to worry about the edges of the chair being flush with the edges of their legs as long as the meeting is on a level work surface.
Clamping the meeting together will make it easier to drive both1/2-inch screws through the chair and to the railing and legs.
The small mitered corners on this seat give it a distinct appearance and make it seem like it took more effort and ability to finish. Be sure to sand those corners and any rough edges.
You are able to increase the length of the seat to accommodate more individuals or fill a larger space as required. Simply increase the length of the railing and the chair, and maintain the legs the same. If you ensure that the chair is 8 inches more than the railing, you can use the exact same program as a guide.
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