Garden Bench Project Plan
Here's a classic English-style Garden Bench. And despite the lack of padding, it's surprisingly comfortable to sit on.
We built our garden bench out of redwood, but teak, cedar, and painted pine or pressure-treated pine would also be good choices.
As you might expect, construction is primarily mortise and tenon (there's a terrific technique for creating the mortises for the back slats that makes the job fairly easy). Most of the tenons are pinned in the mortises. The seat slats are screwed to the frame and the screw holes plugged.
The overall dimensions of the garden bench are 33-1/2" high x 23-1/2" deep x 59" long.
The Garden Bench plan was originally published in Woodsmith No. 45.
Skill Level = 4 (challenging)
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What You Get
This Garden Bench plan is a seven page, 1.3MB pdf file and includes complete, step-by-step instructions and 32 detailed drawings, as well as a cutting diagram and a materials list.