What’s your idea of a great way to relax outdoors? For many, it is as simple as sitting on a comfortable chair with some drinks and snacks.
If you enjoy lounging outdoors after a long day or during weekends, then here’s a piece of DIY furniture you might want to add to your home!
This furniture item is a chair bench for two with a ‘table’ in the middle for your drinks or books. You can build it with the timber of your choice, as long as it is weather-resistant! You can purchase new cedar timber for a bench that will last a long time, as well.
But if you want to keep expenses to a minimum, you can use pallets or other reclaimed timber instead. If you choose to go for the second option, make sure to pick timber that is still in good condition – with no cracks and decay.
You can install hinges at the back of the ‘table’ and attach additional support to the base frame to create room for a cooler. This way you can keep your drinks cold during the summer!
This DIY project can be finished in just one day if you already have all the tools and materials listed below. You can build your double chair bench with a table, even if you are new to woodworking!
Want this furniture item on your backyard, deck, or patio? View our album below for some inspiration and see the tutorial – which includes complete plans – by heading over to the link below the album :)
You’ll need these materials:
- Pallet/Reclaimed/Cedar Timber (1×4, 1×6 and 2×4’s)
- 2 1/2″ and 1 1/4″ Galvanized Screws
- Wood Glue
- Damp Cloth
- Wood Putty
- Your choice of Wood Finish
And these tools:
- Measuring Tape
- Circular Saw
- Miter Saw
- Carpenter’s Square
- Spirit Level
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You can get step-by-step instructions from My Outdoor Plans over here…