This sturdy garden bench is so simple to build you can have it completed in less than a day.

Made entirely from dimensional lumber and with only simple cuts and butt joints, you can build it on Saturday and be enjoying it Sunday morning.  

The most complicated aspect of this bench is laying out and cutting the arms – and even that is a simple, straightforward task. Here we cut and sanded a round arm profile, but feel free to play with the design and use a couple of 45-degree cuts to "round" the front of the arms… or whatever suits your tastes. 

Build Time:
Cutting parts: 2 hours
Assembly: 1 hour 
Finishing: 2-3 hour2 
Total: 5-6 hours 


Find a Dealer:


Get Free Project Plans

Our Build it! email newsletter delivers a new outdoor project every two weeks.