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Re Deck Bench Project

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deck seat bench, end detail

the finished deck bench seat

I wanted to submit some of my bench project photos.
I was helped out a great deal by the other submissions and this may help someone else.
I did things just a bit differently.
You can see from the photos that I put a trim piece, "smart-board" we call it here, around the outside of the bench.
Then the topping pieces, 2X4 in this case, hang out over the edge of the trim by about 1/1 inch (could be more if you want).
This way it is not so critical how the top boards are placed. Gives you a bit of room to play with.
In fact, although you would never know it, the front hangs over 1/2 inch but the back is closer to 3/4 inch and it varies all around the bench. Notice also that the first part of the bench frame was just built as a box, and then the second "arm" as added as a second step.

One last thing, the bench frame had to be build not connected to the 4X4 supports because I did not have room to put on the trim pieces because the bench was so close to the house and the fence.
I pre-cut the supports, removing just 1/2 inch from each side, and then glued and bolted the frame to the supports.
All in all turned out well. The bench needs to be painted and stained before it is complete.

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