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These bench plans are just a few of some of the many benches that I have built over the years.  Many of these designs make use of old fence boards, but they can be built from new materials as well.  Some of the most common materials are Western Red Cedar, Redwood, or Pressure Treated Pine.     




The easy bench can be built using two 10 foot 2x10s, and a small amount of hardware.  I saw this bench in a state park and was intrigued by its simplicity.  more...


The rustic bench is made exclusively from old fence boards.  You can change the dimensions of the basic design to make any size bench you want... more... 


The deck bench is easy to build and, if you construct it from left-over deck material (as I have done), the cost is minimal and keeps perfectly good wood out of the land fill.  You can adjust the width and length to suit your needs (or sizes of materials). more... 


Our Bench Plans

Benches are lots of fun to build and, when you're done with your bench building project, you have a place to rest.  The bench that I built from the easy bench drawings was made of pressure treated pine, but can be built from any type of wood. It cost about $35 in materials (wood, carriage bolts, and deck screws) and took about an hour to build. 



The rustic bench was constructed from old fence boards.  The only cost was the galvanized finish nails, which didn't amount to much.  This bench is a little more time consuming to build, than the other benches on this site, because of the number of pieces involved.  It took about 1.5 hours to cut and assemble all of the parts.

The deck bench is great for making use of left-over material from a deck project.  One of the advantages of building a deck bench out of left-over deck material, is that the bench will match the deck (obviously).  I still have several pieces of left-over deck material from my cedar deck project almost two years ago.  I plan to build a coffee table and end table when time permits.

I hope you enjoy building these easy benches.  If you find something in the instructions that you have a question about, please don't hesitate to contact us.


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