Vital Statistics Formal Garden Bench

Garden bench

OVERALL SIZE: 23V4D by 58V4L by 35H MATERIAL Honduras mahogany

JOINER" Butt joints reinforced with dowels or wood screws

CONSTRUCTION DETAILS:

■ Concealed joints and fasteners refine traditional outdoor bench design

■ Back slats and spacers fit into dado grooves in the back rails

■ Seat supports and braces contoured to make seat slats a more comfortable surface on which to sit

FINISHING OPTIONS: Penetrating UV protectant sealer or leave unfinished and allow to weather naturally to gray

Building time ft

Tools you'll use

PREPARING STOCK

- Table saw outfitted with a dado

1-2 hours

blade ■ Band saw

LAYOUT

3-4 hours

■ Power miter saw

■ Drill press

CUTTING PARTS

4-6 hours

■ Drill/driver

ASSEMBLY

6-8 hours

• Router with V4-in. roundover bit ■ Flush-trimming saw

FINISHING

1-2 hours

■ Pneumatic nail gun or hammer

15-22 hours

Combination square

Trammel points or string compass

Tape measure

Shopping list

□ (2) 13/4 x 23/4 in. x & ft. Honduras mahogany

□ Fluted dowels (3/s x 2-in. and 5/i6 x 11/2-in.)

Moisture-resistant wood glue

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