Garden Bench

Scratch your building and gardening itch with one plan. This project is simple enough to build multiple sizes in just one day. The corner trim detail serves to cover the sidepiece end grain and reinforce the corners. Landscape fabric stapled to the bottom keeps your potting mix in place while allowing adequate drainage for your plantings.

Perfect for a patio or deck, you can tend a little patch of vegetables, herbs or flowers just outside your door. Place them around your home to use as landscape beds. The concept details are the same: so you can easily customize just by changing the measurements of your sidepieces.

Note: YellaWood® brand products are treated with a micronized copper wood preservative and are approved for use in applications such as a raised vegetable bed. Learn more here.

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COST:

TIME: 3 Hrs

SKILL:

Garden Bench

Materials

  • (6) 1 x 6 x 8' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (5) 2 x 4 x 8' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (1) 2 x 6 x 8' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • 2" deck screws
  • 2 1/2" deck screws
  • 3" deck screws
  • Waterproof wood glue

Cut List

  • A. (4) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 23 1/2"
  • B. (2) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 23"
  • C. (2) 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 25"
  • D. (2) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 54"
  • E. (4) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 20"
  • F. (3) 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 54"
  • G. (3) 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 21 3/8"
  • H. (3) 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 51"

Tools

  • Miter saw (or circular or hand saw)
  • Jig saw
  • Drill/driver
  • 1/8" drill bit
  • Clamps (2)
  • Damp rag to wipe up excess glue