Who doesn't need a great (free) outoor rustic garden bench? This one is super easy, and using reclaimed fence really keeps the price down.
Do you remember this fence I rescued from a burn pile earlier in the year?
Over the weekend I dismantled two sections of it to make something easy.
Many people, including my friend Mindi are making things out of pallets. I don’t really like taking pallets apart, but after seeing this project, I decided I should make a bench out of my fence.
Whenever I build simple projects like these, I use regular screws instead of my pocket hole screws. For this bench I used 3” screws and Gorilla Wood Glue.
I used the 2x4’s from the fence as supports and legs.
I secured all the pieces with the screws and glue.
Rustic Garden Bench
Voila! cute small bench. I had to make it small because of the lengths of weathered 2x4’s
So, I used some smaller weathered lumber from another fence to support the bottom shelf boards.
I suppose since I’m marketing this as a small outdoor garden bench I’m calling it done. I won’t be sanding or sealing it.
A few years ago I made these simple 2x4 benches and small table out of jamie’s old deck boards. They are still one of my very favorite projects because I love the color of the weathered wood. Of course it didn’t look so good when it was a falling down deck.
Have you made something out of reclaimed wood? Do you prefer fence? Pallets? something else?
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