вторник, 26 ноября 2013 г.

(If you don’t have a Kreg pocket hole jig, you can toenail the screws in.)

(If you don’t have a Kreg pocket hole jig, you can toenail the screws in.)


(If you don’t have a Kreg pocket hole jig, you can toenail the screws in.)


Wow! Beautiful and such a great job!


Bev-Thank You!


Great job! The table is beautiful and the directions are awesome!!! Love the cut list and cutting diagram.


So glad you like it! Thanks!


Beautiful. Best directions and material list I have ever seen on a DIY site. This is my first time to your site and I was so impressed I joined right away


That is so great to hear! Can’t wait to see the finished Bench!


I love what you did! Thank you for the detailed instructions. I need all the help I can get for things like this. About how long did it take for you to make?


It will probably take a few hours to build. Painting and/or staining will probably take a day or two because you have to wait for dry times.


The design caught my attention right away but the details and cut list convinced me I could actually build this myself. Thank you!


You totally can make this! I would love to see picture once you are done!


I made this today, did not have the pocket hole jig, and my improvising didn’t work too well! I ended up having to anchor it with a 2×4 block on the bottom. Doesn’t look too bad, should be finished with the building tomorrow. I broke the electric drill, the battery operated needs to charge! I’m a beginner builder! Beautiful layout of instructions! Thank you!


Sorry about the drill but it sounds like it turned out!


Super cute! As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted one….mid-assembly now!! The cut list with detailed diagram is awesome….one of the best I’ve used. Thanks for all the details. Can hardly wait to finish mine this week.


I would love to see pictures of the finished project!


Thank you so much for your directions and the pictures! I did run into an issue, though. I finished the second part of step 2, but upon trying to put in my X pieces, they’re about 1/4-1/2 inch too short. This is my very first build, so at this point I’m thinking the easiest thing to do is buy more wood and recut the X pieces. Is this what you would do? Thanks!


Hi Kelsey, You can do that. Another possible option is to remove the bottom support (2 – 9\u2033 and 34 1/2\u2033 pieces) and slide it up to fit your X pieces. I think you’ll have enough room that it will still look great.


I would like to print out this information but cannot. How do I find a printable version of these instructions?


Thank you


Jackie Soorsma


There isn’t a printable version but you could copy and paste it into a Word Document or something like that.


Can u convert this to a large table like 96 “


I am sure you can.


Any thoughts on how hard it would be to make this 48\u2033 long instead of 42\u2033? If i’m looking at the cut dims correctly there looks like enough room to make all of the long (6) boards longer? What do you think? Thanks for the inspiration. It’s because of this post i asked for a Kreg Jig for my bday (today) and i’m going to make this bench. I’ve been wanting to get that tool for a long time and now i had a reason to get it! thank you!


Not sure about adjusting the sizes. You may want to ask http://www.hertoolbelt.com/ . She is the one that made the bench. Thanks!


Well I finished the bench!! I made it 48\u2033 and I absolutely love it. Now I’m going to make one more and then a matching 8\u2032 farmhouse table to go with it. Thank you so much for the inspiration!


So happy that you love it!


What is the finished height? I was wondering if it would be suitable for benches to use at the kitchen table?


It is 18 inches tall. You could adjust the height though.


If I needed to make this bench 6 inches short in length (my space is small)…would these plans still work for me? Would I just make the top 6 inches shorter? 36inches instead of 42 inches?


I would love to have a table to match it!


That would be great!


This idea was brilliant! So wonderfull!


Thank You!


Just made one and absolutely love it! Wanted to post a pic, but not sure how.


Post it to my facebook page. Glad you enjoyed the project.


Did you put any kind of sealant on it after you painted it?


The bench is great, but WHERE did the awesome pillow come from??


Hi, I’m Amy and I love to build things and share plans at Hertoolbelt! I am excited to be here and share how to build an outdoor bench made from 2×4’s. The lumber for this bench only cost about $13, so you can feel good about leaving it outdoors or it’s cute enough to bring inside. The inspiration for this bench came from this cute one that I spotted on Instagram.


I added an extra X and made it longer to fit my space.


How to Build a DIY Double X Bench


Materials


4 – 2\u2033 x 4\u2033 x 8\u2032 boards (actual lumber dimensions 1 1/2\u2033 x 3 1/2\u2033)


1 – 2\u2033 x 3\u2033 x 8\u2032 board (actual lumber dimension 1 1/2\u2033 x 2 1/2\u2033)


8 – 2 1/2\u2033 pocket hole screws


32 – 2 1/2\u2033 or 3\u2033 screws


wood glue


sandpaper


stain/paint


vaseline – optional


paint brush


Tools


miter saw


drill


countersink bit


corner cat sander


measuring tape


Kreg pocket hole jig


These are the tools that I used, you can substitute for what you have.


Cut List


4 – 1 1/2\u2033 x 3 1/2\u2033 x 15 1/2\u2033 with 15 deg miter cut on both ends


1 – 1 1/2\u2033 x 3 1/2\u2033 x 27\u2033


4 – 1 1/2\u2033 x 3 1/2\u2033 x 42\u2033


1 – 1 1/2\u2033 x 3 1/2\u2033 x 34 1/2\u2033


2 – 1 1/2\u2033 x 3 1/2\u2033 x 13\u2033


2 – 1 1/2\u2033 x 2 1/2\u2033 x 9\u2033


4 – 1 1/2\u2033 x 2 1/2\u2033 x 16 1/4\u2033 with 45 deg miter cut on both ends


Cut all of the pieces for the bench, see the cut diagram for visual reference.


Cut Diagram


Step 1


If your boards are rough, you may want to lightly sand them before assembling the bench.


Drill pocket holes for 1 1/2\u2033 material in both ends of the 34 1/2\u2033 and 27\u2033 boards.


Measure and mark the center of the 13\u2033 and 9\u2033 pieces, also mark the center of both ends of the 34 1/2\u2033 and 27\u2033 pieces. Using wood glue and 2 1/2\u2033 pocket hole screws, attach the center of the 9\u2033 pieces to the ends of the 34 1/2\u2033 piece. Repeat for the center of the 13\u2033 pieces and the 27\u2033 piece.


(If you don’t have a Kreg pocket hole jig, you can toenail the screws in.)


Step 2


Measure and mark 1/2\u2033 in from each 13\u2033 piece end. The legs will inset 1/2\u2033 in from each 13\u2033 piece end.


Use the countersink bit and pre-drill countersink holes for screws to attach the legs to the 13\u2033 pieces. Use either 2 1/2\u2033 or 3\u2033 screws to attach the legs to the 13\u2033 pieces. (Note: the legs won’t fit perfectly onto the 13\u2033 pieces, overhang the same amount on each leg.)


Turn the leg assembly upside down and mark 2\u2033 down on each leg end. Pre-drill countersink holes in the outsides of the legs (I drilled the holes about 3\u2033 down from the leg ends). Attach the 9\u2033 pieces between the legs using 2 1/2\u2033 or 3\u2033 screws.


Step 3


Measure and mark the center line for the length and width on the 34 1/2\u2033 piece. Mark 3/4\u2033 on both sides of the length center line mark. Repeat the same marks on the 27\u2033 piece.


Slide 2 of the 16 1/4\u2033 X pieces in between the top and bottom supports, trim the 16 1/4\u2033 pieces if necessary. Line up the ends of the X pieces with the 3/4\u2033 marks and the center line mark between them. Drill countersink holes in the 34 1/2\u2033 and 27\u2033 pieces, attach each X piece with a 2 1/2\u2033 or 3\u2033 screw.


Flip the bench over, slide the other 2 – 16 1/4\u2033 X pieces in between the top and bottom supports, trim the 16 1/4\u2033 pieces if necessary. Line up the ends of the X pieces with the 3/4\u2033 marks and the center line mark between them. Drill countersink holes in the 34 1/2\u2033 and 27\u2033 pieces, attach each X piece with a 2 1/2\u2033 or 3\u2033 screw.


Yay, now the base is done.


Step 4


Measure over about 6\u2033 from the 42\u2033 board ends, pre-drill countersink holes to attach the top pieces to the base.


The top will overhang 1/2\u2033 from the 13\u2033 pieces on the side and about 4\u2033 from the ends. Attach the top boards to the base with 2 1/2\u2033 screws.


The double X bench assembled and ready for finish.


I decided to go for a highly distressed (chippy paint) look. First I stained the bench a dark brown color.


Once the stain dried fully, I used a little petroleum jelly (Vaseline) and applied a small amount on the corners and edges where I didn’t want the paint to stick.


I used a white latex paint and painted the whole bench white and let the paint dry.


Anywhere I put the Vaseline, the paint kind of cracked and didn’t stick. I used a corner cat sander to distress the paint and rough it up.


I’m excited how the bench turned out, it’s looking at home on my front porch!


Make sure to check out lots of other free woodworking plans


Original article and pictures take http://www.theidearoom.net/2016/07/how-to-build-an-outdoor-bench.html site

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