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An easy to make Bench Seat

Step 5. Fix 'side one' cross rail

seat supports being fixed

Fix a cross-rail (e) to side one's vertical members. Refer to the drawing below.

positioning for the side-frames of the seat bench

Step 6. Fix 'side two' cross rail

seat side frames

Fix 'side two' cross rail (e) to side two's vertical members.

Note: Side one must be a mirror image of side two.

Refer to the plans for positioning.

To reiterate - The top of the cross-rail (e) should be up from the bottom 16 1/4" (206mm) and offset back from the front of vertical piece (b) by 3/4" (20mm).

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Step 7. Fix two back-rest slats

Seat back top slats fixed

On a flat surface Lay the two side frames on their backs, spaced apart 48" (1200mm) overall.

Work out (and mark) where the back-rest slats (a) are to be placed along the back-rest vertical supports (d).

Fix (with glue and two screws at each meeting) the first and last (lower and uppermost) back-rest slats in place.

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