How to Build a Deck Bench

Published: 05th August 2009
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Constructing a deck bench will add beauty to your wooden platform. You can also use it when taking a break during your day-offs. Building this kind of deck project does not need any professional contractor since you can accomplish it yourself. This is a simple task and even beginners in carpentry can do it.

Just create a plan and follow it religiously and you will have comfortable and useful bench in a blink of an eye. This project does not need to be expensive. It can be constructed from wood from your lumber yard or from deck kits that are sold in your local hardware store.


Measure wood by one and one-half by three and one-half by forty-two inches (two pieces) for the sides of the chair; one and one-half by three and one-half by fifteen (two pieces) for the end of your platform chairs; a piece of slat that has a measurement of one and one-half by one and one-half by forty-five inches plus a pair stretches of one and one-half by three and one-half by fifteen inches. You also need 2 pairs of braces measuring one and one-half by five and one-half by fifteen inches each and four legs with size three and one-half by three and one-half by thirteen inches each.

Create the frame of the bench. Install the end parts in between the side parts. Accomplish this by placing three inch screws in each side. Install the slat to the chair frame by using three inch screws. Combine the chair slats and frame by using three inch screws.

You also need to create the pedestal of your bench. Place the slats in an upside down position to know the place of the stretches. Measure five inches and three and one-half inches on the inside portion of the end parts.

Combine the stretchers and slats with the help of one-half screws. Braces will ensure that your deck chair is securely installed. Shape your chair by creating a one and one-half inch line at the upper portion and a one and one-half inch line at the lower portion. Use a saw to cut the line from the upper part to the lower part. Repeat the same process for the remaining braces of the bench. After that, you need to assemble the parts of your chair.

Attach a brace on each side of the stretcher with three inch screw. Install the legs of the chair to the braces on the areas connecting the bench with three inch screws. To make your platform chair more attractive, you can sand it to make its surface smoother and you can also apply some varnish or any paint color that you want. You can also use some putty to hide the screws in the chair.


To ensure that kids will not be able climb the wall of the deck, you can install high railings that will keep kids from climbing it even with the help of the deck chair. Decks usually help people have an excellent view of an area. Adding a chair will make your wooden platform an even more attractive resting area.Please click these links if you want to know more about how to build a deck bench or how to build a deck bench in general.

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