Make sure that you do not overlap any pocket hole locations and that all of the pocket holes face the the inside of the bench. Each overlapping parallelogram gets glue and two screws along the long diagonal. It is also important to make sure these are attached at the same angle. I always secure one all the way and start

and built a bench. Initially, we planned on making it encircle the pit with a split hexagonal shape. As I was building the first half, we realized it was going to look a little too big for the space (Laura said Another last minute tweak: I had cut the back supports with 20˚ angle on top, thinking I was going to put a little ledge on top.

You can either use the dimensions in the drawing (Figure 1) or trace a comfortable chair. If you plan to build benches regularly, paint the plywood and seal its edges to make it last longer. Figure 1. The secret to a comfortable bench is getting the height and the angles right. The author's design is based on

Cut 45-degree angles on the ends of the seat and back supports 1 in. down from the ends as shown (also see Photos 4 and 5). The beauty of this cedar bench isn't just that it's easy to assemble and inexpensive—it's that it's so doggone comfortable. You can comfortably sit on your custom-fit bench for hours, even without

We love this Modern, DIY, Angle legged, plywood bench! Phew that is a mouthful! This easy build can be used in so many places, as an entry bench, a coffee ta

I have looked at other video's on how to build a bench and many are just accompanied by music. they give you no size or angles to cut and are no use to us who are learning. However your video's are very informative and narrated well. I'm very impressed with how you teach people. I have managed to

When reader Sarah Schramm asked us for directions to make a tree bench, we couldn't turn her down. This comfy, stay-cool spot has room for the entire family. To build it, TOH senior technical editor Mark Powers chose a specially impregnated and thermally modified pine that's as hard and dense as an exotic hardwood,

Angle-Leg Bench & Compound Angle Designs. Bill Tippie. Figure 1: Angle-leg Benches. Benches with angled legs provide an extra degree of stability over standard straight leg designs. This added degree of stability can be important for smaller benches used to support heavy machinery such as saws, planers, drill presses