Set up an outdoor privacy bench that'll keep you away from the prying eyes of your neighbors.
Set up an outdoor privacy bench that’ll keep you away from the prying eyes of your neighbors.

When you have a large property with lots of open spaces, privacy is hard. This can be a problem when you would want some quiet time outdoors. But as DIY-ers love to say, every problem has a DIY solution.

Here’s a bench that you can set up in your backyard. It provides you with much-needed privacy, away from the prying eyes of your neighbors. This is perfect for lazy days when you want to immerse yourself in a good book.

Concrete or wood, it's really up to you!
Concrete or wood, it’s really up to you!

It would be great if you have help in building this bench. Concrete can get pretty heavy so you’ll be needing an extra pair of hands.

There are those who made an outdoor privacy bench using wood instead of concrete. Because the design is fully customizable, you’re free to do whatever you want.

Materials:

  • 9 pcs 8” pressure treated 2X4’s
  • 4’x8′ plastic privacy lattice
  • 2.5” Kreg outdoor screws
  • 4 pcs strong tie brackets
  • Behr outdoor wood primer
  • Behr outdoor gray paint
  • White flex seal rubber paint
  • Bondo
  • Wood filler
  • Outdoor wood glue

Tools:

  • Kreg K4 pocket hole jig
  • Ryobi circular saw
  • Kreg rip cut circular saw jig
  • Miter saw
  • Chisels
  • Speed square
  • Orbital sander
  • Tin snips
  • Tape measure, level, clamps
  • Ryobi impact driver
  • Ryobi drill/driver
  • Safety equipment—gloves, face mask, eye protection

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Thanks to MotherDaughterProjects for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here