Building A Deck Bench
A bench seat should be elevated about 16 20 off the ground to provide a comfortable sitting position.
Building a deck bench. Benches planters and other accessories on a deck cannot be regulated by building codes unless they are fixed in place. You can use the same wood material for 2x4 2x6 and 4x4 framing but you can save a bit of money and ensure some longevity for your project if you use pressure treated wood for structural framing. In order to build a deck bench you need the following. Examine the heights and width of chairs and benches to get an idea of what dimensions you want to use for your benches.
Build bench to fit existing deck space or use as barrier at side of low deck. 2 6 lumber trims slats. Built in benches bring more to a deck than a place to sit down. That keeps everything copacetic and gives your deck visual harmony.
2 6 lumber braces. One along each side. 2 4 lumber sides. For a seamless look build bench out of existing decking material.
Built in deck benches typically are built with the same material for seats and backs as you used for your decking. Step by step directions for building a bench seat for a deck. They can help define space at the edges of the deck or within its perimeter accent the deck or double as storage units. With circular saw cut two long boards for frame sides and six cross pieces.
2 3 screws deck screws. You can incorporate a bench between permanent planters you can build movable freestanding benches although 2x furniture can get heavy or you can take advantage of the strength of dimension lumber and your deck framing and build these permanent benches. The side tables are 23 7 8 x 23 7 8. 4 4 lumber posts.
Measure the perimeter of your deck. Start by cutting frame from 2x4s. The printable deck bench building plan includes a worksheet for taking notes on how many of each type of lumber you ll need for each section of the deck benches. Chalk line tape measure spirit level carpentry pencil.