Build a garden bench yourself - step by step instructions

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Rustic, yet elegant: a garden bench made of a tree trunk has something very special. Our guide will show you how to build it yourself.

Rustic, yet elegant: the tree trunk garden bench

Just relax and enjoy nature - what is better than on a comfortable bench? Here you can rest, read a book and sometimes put your feet up. However, this is really only on a comfortable and especially large garden bench. And that is exactly the problem. Most garden benches are just not big enough and their designers are more likely to look fetchier than whether the bench is really comfortable. But sometimes it's just not the right thing for your own garden.

For all those who like it rustic, we have the solution here: just build yourself a bank of a log itself. Wooden garden furniture is one of the garden furniture trends every year and building such a rustic bench is not even as difficult as you might think. Another advantage: you also need only a few materials for it.

You need this:

Baum 1 tree trunk (30 cm diameter & 200 cm length)
➥ 1 wooden board (30 cm high & 140 cm long)
➥ 2 round posts (length depending on the desired height of the backrest)
➥ 12 screws (15 cm in length)

Instructions for building a garden bench from a tree trunk

Step 1 - Cut feet:

First of all, you have to cut the feet for your garden bench. Place the log in such a way that it can not roll away, and cut two 30 centimeter thick slices from the trunk.

But attention:

Always wear protective clothing! These include:

  • cut-resistant pants
  • safety shoes
  • Protective gloves
  • safety goggles
  • Helmet with ear protection

Always remember the safety rules that apply when working with a chainsaw.

Step 2 - Cut the seat:

Now it's time to build the seat. For this you have to halve the tree trunk lengthwise. But first draw a mark for sawing on one end face and then on the long sides.

Now make a vertical cut right down to the middle of the tree trunk. Then turn the trunk 180 degrees and make the cut from the other side to the middle.

Step 3 - Fit feet to the seat:

Now you have to edit the feet so that it later holds the seat easily. Now take the wooden discs and lay them down so that they rest on the bark. Then you have to provide each of the feet with a V-shaped cut. These cuts must be so deep and wide on both feet that the seat fits perfectly.

If the cuts are perfect, simply place the halved tree trunk, align it and fix it to both feet with two screws each.

Step 4 - Attach backrest:

Now pick up the two posts, align them vertically and in the middle of the feet and fix each post with one screw to the foot and one screw to the seat.

Now you have to align the wooden board for the backrest correctly and secure it to the post with two screws on each side.

Step 5 - Sand the seat & backrest:

Finally, to avoid catching splinters later, it is best to sand the seat and back with sandpaper. Finished!

Tip: varnish garden bench

Such a garden bench has something very special. Not just because it's self-made, but because it has a very special look. However, if you want to have something from your garden bench as long as possible, you should paint it the best. So their external influences, such as the weather, can not harm them at all.

Supplement for "Baumuffel"
Anyone who reads this far and suddenly has no desire to "build yourself", of course, can buy similar benches!

With I had such a similar bank times in the offer seen. They also have an online shop. I also recommend They have beautiful lounge furniture in the range and deliver everything, for little money, right down to the terrace.

You can even use the self-construction test of your garden bench as firewood. But I do not want to take the courage for anyone... self-built furniture has "personality"! ?

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