build a deck bench seat for outdoor

Making Builtin Benches for Your Deck Better Homes You can build a bench shorter than the post spacing by supporting one end on a throughpost and the other end on a short piece of post bolted to the beam and joist. If you are building this kind of bench on an elevated deck, make sure the deck overhang is sufficient to build a railing behind the bench.

bhg.com 8250 32BHG.com 8250 32Home Improvement Ideas 8250 32Decks 8250 32Deck Building1. First, choose a design and build it from the same lumber as your decking and railings. Otherwise it will stick out as a displaced design element 2. Mark the lo ions of the 2x10 legs on the joists. Keep the outer edges of all legs the same distance from the edge of the deck. Cut the legs to 3. Mark the lo ions for the 2x10 legs on the joist. Attach the legs to the joists with lag screws or bolts through predrilled holes, and attach b 4. Attach cleats to both sides of the legs to provide a nailing surface for the ends of the decking. You can install the seat slats before or after 5. You can build a bench on posts that extend through the deck like these 4x6s. Instead of cutting the posts flush with the beam, leave them long u 6. Cut the 2x6 seat rails to the width of the seat and screw one to the outside face of each post. Install cleats on the posts with their top edges 7. Clamp a 2x4 to each seat rail as an overhang guide. Align the end and edge of the first 2x2 seat slat and screw it to one seat rail. Square the