How to make a concrete bench
Part 2. Prepare the reinforcing mesh
The reinforcing used in this project is *welded wire mesh. It is a grid of 5/32" (4mm)
thick wire with spacings at 6" (150mm).
This reinforcing mesh and method is not the only way. Other material and methods can be applied. See the note at the bottom of this page.
Step 2.1 Cutting the mesh
Cut the mesh to the sizes given in fig.1.
Cut one A piece and two B pieces.
The B pieces will have to be trimmed, bent, and shaped to suit.
Step 2.2 Shaping the mesh
Trim the two B pieces as shown in fig.1.
Bend the two B pieces 90° (right angles) along the bend line as shown in fig.1.
Pull in the sides where shown in fig.1 until they are approximately 4" (100mm) apart.
Place the B pieces in a leg-form cavity to check that they fit. If not, make any necessary adjustments.
Step 2.3 Tying the mesh
Lay the A piece on a flat surface.
Tuck the shorter area of the B pieces underneath the A piece wire.
Position the B pieces so that the uprights (longer areas) are 19½" (488mm) apart (from center to center).
Then tie the B pieces to the A piece with tie wire (a thinner wire that bends easy).