Does it annoy you when you are looking through pinterest and you see a great picture that says something like "plans to make this _____ for cheap!", and then you go to the link and they are so excited because they only spent $125 on materials to build that. I know it is frustrating to me, because I am cheap! There are some things that I want to spend $10-$20, and not much more.
If you're like me, friend, then today is your lucky day!
To build your own bench, you will need the following:
(4) 2x4s (I buy the super cheap ones) - $10.00
(1) package of mending plates - $3.58
You will need to make the following cuts:
(4) @ 48", (2) @ 14.25", (4) @ 14", 2 @ 9", 1 @ 34", and 1@ 36"
First up, make your sides by screwing a 9" board in between (2) 14" boards.
**Note: I made this bench to put plants and other decorations on it for my porch, not primarily for seating. If you intend to use this bench for seating, be sure it is secure and consider adding diagonal supports underneath.
Screw them into place, and voila! You have a bench! Easy, right?
I am going to see how it does with the elements, and I may choose to apply a poly to it as well. But, the "aging old bench" look may end up being the winner. We'll see!
This bench is perfect for holiday decorations, and I can't wait to dress it up for Christmas!! So Soon!