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How to Build a Semi-Circular Wooden Bench (page 2 of 3)

This outdoor bench project is a great way to show off your woodworking skills. The bench is a perfect addition to a garden, deck or around a fire pit.

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Attach the Apron Pieces to the Legs

Position an end apron flush against two legs (Image 1) and attach using glue and 2-1/2" pocket-hole screws. Build two assemblies.

Place a scrap piece of 1-by material (3/4-inch thick) underneath the short front apron and positioned flush against two end apron assemblies and attach using glue and 2-1/2" pocket-hole screws.

Position the short back apron flush against the end apron assemblies and attach using glue and 2-1/2" pocket-hole screws.

Cut the Seat Braces and Assemble

Cut the seat braces, check the cut list for size. Drill pocket holes in the seat braces as shown in Image 1 (below).

Position a seat brace centered and flush against the top of the short front apron and short back apron (Image 2) and attach using glue and 2-1/2" pocket-hole screws (Image 3).

Note: In this next step, you'll be creating two assemblies that are mirror images of each other, with the end leg assembly positioned on the outside of the two long front apron assemblies.

Position an end apron flush against two end legs (Image 4) and attach using glue and 2-1/2" pocket-hole screws. Build two assemblies.

Place a scrap piece of 1-by material (3/4-inch thick) underneath the long front apron and positioned flush against one end apron assembly and one end leg/end apron assembly (Image 5) and attach using glue and 2-1/2" pocket-hole screws.

Position the short back apron flush against the end apron assemblies as shown in Image 5, and attach using glue and 2-1/2" pocket-hole screws.

On both assemblies, position a seat brace centered and flush against the top of the long front apron and long back apron and attach using glue and 2-1/2" pocket-hole screws.

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