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Arms and back infill
Step 13: Fit the arm
Cut the tops off the knobs on both arms.
This can be done with a miter saw, band saw, bench saw or even a hand saw.
Add glue to the ends of the arms and the top of the front legs.
Position the arms and fix (nail) the back of them to the rear legs. The front of the arms will be sitting loosely on top of the front legs.
Drill down through the top of the arms into the top of the front legs.
Make the drill hole (through the arm) the same size as the shank of the screw.
Make the drill hole into the top of the leg, a smaller size than the shank of the screw.
Insert the screws (8″ (200mm) long galvanized lag screws) and tighten them.
Then glue and nail the top pieces back on the arm to cover the bolt heads.
Step 14: Paint it and fit the back infill
Finally, Paint the bench and then fit some sort of metalwork to the back of the seat.
This can be wrought iron, a decorative metal wall hanging which can be found at some garden centers, or anything similar – even wood art or trellis.
A seat to be proud of. Enjoy!