backyard arbor bench

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Project by Josh posted 09-22-2012 08:31 PM 7865 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This summer I decided tp build an arbor bench for my backyard. I never was able to find exact designs that I liked so ImImade them up. The bench is 72 inches wide, 26 inches deep, and 20 inches from the ground. The bench is hinged so it doubles as a deck box. I liked the straight type lattice instead of the criss cross type so the sides are built that way. I used OneTime to seal it. We’ll see if it lasts as long as they say it does. I live in utah so hopefully the seal handles my rough winters. The people at woodcraft highly recommended it so lets hope it works. All the sides of the box are glued together and then secured using pocket holes. My son helped me as you can see. Overall it was a fun project.

-- Josh, South Jordan Utah

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#1 posted 09-22-2012 09:54 PM

Whew, I Like this! and you had a good helper. Very nice bench and arbor.


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#2 posted 09-22-2012 10:23 PM

Very nice

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#3 posted 09-22-2012 11:28 PM

Very nice, well-designed piece.

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#4 posted 03-29-2014 04:16 AM

This is really nice, I am looking at building one of these for my mom. How did you attach the bench and backing to the 4×4 posts??

-- Andrew, California

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#5 posted 03-31-2014 03:00 PM

woodworkingdrew, I attached the bench to the post using angle (or is it angel) iron like they do for home construction. Basically the bench overlaps the posts by 2 inches and then on the inside where the lattice goes I used 2 pieces of the angle iron screwed into both the bench and the post and then layed the lattice over the top. Does that make any sense? if it helps I can try and take a pic tomorrow.

-- Josh, South Jordan Utah

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