if you thought these benches required a custom building and assembly job, think again. while hiring a professional to create the tree bench of your dreams is an option, as is taking a diy approach , you can also purchase a tree bench online and easily put it together once its conveniently shipped to your home.
depending on how you arrange benches around a deck, they can also define living spaces on an otherwise non-descript space. notice the variation in using 45 and 90 degree corner built in benches to surround the far perimeter.
so, being proficient in cad, i decided i would d up a bench deck railing seating plan using cad and here it is cad again proved to be an incredible tool, giving me just the right mix of creativity and technical function to meet the project needs. this is an almost perfect design for a deck bench going the diy route.
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you'll make the bench from six sections of equal size. measure the tree's diameter in inches at the seat's height 16 to 18 inches . add 6 inches for a mature tree; add 12 inches for a young tree, to allow for growth. divide the total by 1.75 to find the length of the short sides of the inner seat boards.
at each end of the bench, i had small walls that were the same height off the deck as the arms on several chairs i measured around my house. once again, dont guess. find chairs that have arms on them and decide which height is the most comfortable and make your end walls that high.
building deck benches on your porch or deck allows you to have some usable space, without having to purchase an expensive outdoor table and chair set.this project is actually very easy, and does not need to be hired out to a contractor or handyman. the bench listed below is designed for extreme use, such as overweight people and playful children, and measures 10 feet long by 12 inches wide.
the front-to-back measurement will be about 22 inches. if you build a bench too high, your legs dangle. if its too low, you end up squatting uncomfortably. the front-to-back dimension is also critical so you dont end up leaning back too far. i built my bench with a 90-degree orientation to the seat and the back.
deck plan with built-in benches for seating and storage. the bench backs also serve as a protective fence around the deck to prevent inadvertently sliding a chair leg over the edge or little kids running off the deck edge. the downside is the benches do take up some space so if you build a deck with built-ins of any sort,