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DIY cross-leg Garden Table & Bench

Wood and wood sizes

There are two wood sizes used in this project.
They are 2x8 and 2x4 treated lumber. Dimensions are given in inches.
Take note, the dimensions given above are the nominal (called) sizes.
The actual sizes are 1-1/2" x 7-1/4" and 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" respectively. I.e. - 2x8 is really 1-1/2" x 7-1/4", and 2x4 is really 1-1/2" x 3-1/2".

The table top boards and the bench top boards are 2x8, and all else is 2x4.
At the time of writing, both the Home Depot and Lowes (USA) stocked the above sizes in lengths of 8ft and 16ft.

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Materials - shopping list

2x8, six lengths @ 8ft.
2x4, six lengths @ 8ft.
Note: You will be able to cut all the pieces from the lengths above. There will be a bit of wastage with the 2x8 as the required table and bench lengths are 80" and the stock (in store) lengths are 96" (8ft.)

Other stuff
3-1/2" exterior type wood screws, you will around 60
5/16" x 5" Galvanized Hex Lag Screws, You will need 8 screws and 8 washers

Cutting list

[a] table top and bench top - 6 @ 80"

[b] table brace and seat brace - 2 @ 68"
[c] table legs - 4 @ 38"
[d] table rails - 3 @ 29-3/8"
[e] bench legs - 4 @ 23-1/8"
[f] bench rails - 3 @ 14-1/2"

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