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DIY small planter bench - free PDF download.

DIY Small Planter Bench – Free Plans – PDF Download

DIY small planter bench – plans include a free PDF download, material list, measurements, drawings, and step-by-step directions.

DIY Small Planter Bench – Overview

DIY Small Planter Bench – Material List

Shopping List

Shopping List

  • 3 – 2×4 – 8′
  • 2 – 2×2 – 8′
  • 4 – 1×6 – 8′
  • 3″ deck screws
  • 2 1/2″ deck screws
  • 1 1/2″ deck screws

Cutting List

Cutting List

  • 2 – 2×4 – 4′
  • 2 – 2×4 – 1′ 4 1/2″
  • 2 – 2×4 – 1′ 5 1/4″
  • 1 – 2×4 – 1′ 1 1/2″
  • 2 – 2×4 – 1′ 10″ (45-degree angle cuts/opposite directions)
  • 2 – 2×4 – 1′ 9 1/2″ (45-degree angle cuts/opposite directions)
  • 4 – 2×2 – 1′ 4 1/2″
  • 2 – 2×2 – 1′
  • 1 – 2×2 – 1′ 1 1/2″
  • 3 – 1×6 – 1′ 3″
  • 12 – 1×6 – 1′ 6″
  • 3 – 1×6 – 2′ 1 1/2″

DIY small planter bench - frame.

  • Step 1

Cut two 2×4’s to 4′ long. Cut three 2×4’s to 1′ 4 1/2″ long. Assemble the planter bench frame as shown on illustration above using 3″ deck screws.

DIY small planter bench - legs.

  • Step 2

Cut two 2×4’s to 1′ 5 1/4″ long for the planter bench legs. The legs will be 3/4″ below the top of the frame, see picture above for details, pre-drill holes and install legs using 2 1/2″ deck screws. Cut one 2×4 to 1′ 1 1/2″ long for the leg brace. Attach the leg brace as shown on illustration above, pre-drill and use 3″ deck screws to install.

DIY small planter bench - planter base 2x2

  • Step 3

Cut two 2×2’s to 1′ 4 1/2″ long and two 2×2’s to 1′ long for the planter box frame. Pre-drill holes and assemble as shown on illustration above using 3″ deck screws.

DIY small planter bench - planter base slats.

  • Step 4

Cut three 1×6’s to 1′ 3″ long. Pre-dill holes and screw 1 1/2″ deck screws through the 1×6 slats and into the planter box frame.

DIY small planter bench - planter slats.

  • Step 5

Cut twelve 1×6’s to 1′ 6″ long. Install the 1×6 slats to the 2×2 planter box frame as shown on illustration above. Pre-drill holes and screw 1 1/2″ deck screws through the 1×6 slats and into the 2×2 planter box frame.

DIY small planter bench - planter box installed.

  • Step 6

Attach the planter box to the bench frame as shown on illustration above. Pre-drill holes and screw 1 1/2″ deck screws through the 1×6 slats and into the 2×4 bench frame.

DIY small planter bench - bench seat supports.

  • Step 7

Cut two 2×2’s to 1′ 4 1/2″ and one 2×2 to 1′ 1 1/2″ long. Install the 2×2’s as shown on illustration above. The 2×2’s will be 3/4″ below the frame so that the seat slats can be flush with the frame. Pre-drill holes and attach 2×2’s to the bench frame using 3″ deck screws.

DIY small planter bench - seat slats.

  • Step 8

Cut three 1×6’s to 2′ 1 1/2″ long for the seat slats. Install as shown on illustration above, pre-drill holes and screw 1 1/2″ deck screws through the 1×6 seat slats and into the 2×2 seat supports.

DIY small planter bench - 2x4 planter trim.

  • Step 9

Cut two 2×4’s to 1′ 10″ long and two 2×4’s to 1′ 9 1/2″ long. Cut 45-degree angle cuts to the ends of the 2×4’s in the opposite direction. Install as shown on picture above. Pre-drill holes and use 3″ deck screws to attach the 2×4 trim to the planter box.

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