Tree Bench

If you have a regal tree in your yard that stands alone, it may be time to build a wraparound tree bench and take full advantage of its shade and ambiance.

This project features clean lines and geometric shapes and offers a crisp, modern feel to any outdoor space. It fits tree diameters from eighteen to thirty-two inches, and can accommodate a variety of situations.

Although it may appear complex, there is a lot of repetition in this plan that makes the project simpler to tackle. Once the leg assemblies are repeated six times, the seat and backrest planks are set into place. After the six sides are assembled, the entire project is sanded and then partially disassembled so that it can be transported to its installation site.

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COST:

TIME: 5 Hrs

SKILL:

Materials

  • (15) 1x4x10' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (10) 1x6x10' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • 1 1/4" wood screws
  • 1 5/8" wood screws
  • 2 1/2" wood screws
  • Preferred wood finish

Cut List

  • A. (6) 1 x 4 x 21 5/8"
  • B. (12) 1 x 4 x 17 1/4"
  • C. (12) 1 x 4 x 34 1/2"
  • D. (6) 1 x 4 x 4"
  • E. (6) 1 x 4 x 20 5/8"
  • F. (6) 1 x 4 x 11 3/8"
  • G. (12) 1 x 4 x 13 1/4"
  • H. (6) 1 x 4 x 21 5/8"
  • I. (6) 1 x 6 x 41 15/16"
  • J. (6) 1 x 6 x 36"
  • K. (6) 1 x 4 x 41 15/16"
  • L. (12) 1 x 6 x 23 3/4"
  • M. (6) 1 x 4 x 23 3/4"

Tools

  • Pencil
  • Measuring tape
  • Miter saw or chop saw
  • Table saw
  • Drill/driver
  • Clamps (2) at least 5' long
  • Carpenter square
  • Combination countersink bit with 3" long 1/8" bit
  • Radial sander or sanding block
  • Damp cloth
  • Waterproof wood glue
  • Painter's tape