Lazy Bench

Relaxing usually goes hand in hand with a little refreshment, and this backyard bench was designed specifically with that in mind.

Instead of requiring side tables on which to rest your drink, this piece of furniture includes a pull-down drink tray complete with two cup holders.

When not in use, simply place the tray vertically and you have room for a third companion...human or canine.

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COST:

TIME: 5 Hrs

SKILL:

Lazy Bench

Materials

  • (7) 1 x 4 x 10' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (4) 2 x 4 x 10' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (1) 2 x 10 x 8' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • 1/2 lb. box of 1 5/8" wood screws + appropriate bit
  • 1/2 lb. box of 2 1/2" wood screws + appropriate bit
  • (2) 1/4" x 4" carriage bolts (galvanized)
  • (2) 1/4" washers and nuts for carriage bolts (galvanized)
  • (1) 3 1/4" hole saw
  • Preferred wood finish

Cut List

  • A: (2) 2 x 4 x 54"
  • B: (4) 2 x 4 x 21"
  • N: (2) 2 x 4 x 24 3/4"
  • O: (4) 2 x 4 x 23 1/2"
  • Q: (4) 2 x 4 x 12"
  • C: (4) 2 x 10 x 23" *
  • D: (5) 1 x 4 x 54"
  • E: (1) 1 x 4 x 51 1/4"
  • F: (8) 1 x 4 x 19 1/2"
  • G: (1) 1 x 4 x 51 1/4" *
  • H: (2) 1 x 4 x 13 1/4" *
  • I: (3) 1 x 4 x 8 3/4"
  • J: (1) 1 x 4 x 8 3/4" *
  • K: (1) 1 x 4 x 12" *
  • L: (1) 1 x 4 x 11 3/4" *
  • M: (3) 1 x 4 x 11 3/4"
  • P: (2) 1 x 4 x 23 3/4" *

Requires detail cuts.

Tools

  • Pencil
  • Measuring tape
  • Miter saw (or chop saw)
  • Table saw
  • Drill/driver
  • 1/4" Drill bit
  • Jig saw
  • Carpenter square
  • Combination countersink bit (with 3" long 1/8" bit)
  • Clamps (two at least 5' long)
  • Mallet
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Radial sander (or sanding block)
  • Damp cloth (optional)
  • Waterproof wood glue (optional)