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Materials and Tools:
1x6 pressure-treated boards
1/2 pint oil-based stain or paint
3-inch deck screws
power drill with wood bit
circular or table saw
This decorative bench comes with a built-in garden.
Using a circular or table saw, cut 1x6 boards into 15-inch slats.
Use a biscuit cutter for sturdy joints. Glue secures the boards.
Cleats in the corners will give added support.
Secure sides and bottom.
Spaces in the bottom allow for water drainage.
Use a 2 x 4 to support the seat.
Use 2 x 4s, also, to frame the seat.
Nail and glue the slats crosswise.
Tip: You can sand off any excess glue.
To raise the planters off the deck, add pressure-treated feet.
To protect the bench from weather, apply exterior stain.