How to make a Wooden Slat Bench

DIY Wooden Slat Bench DIY Exterior
DIY Wooden Slat Bench

A slatted bench is not only fairly simple to build, but is a very modern design that can accentuate any garden. I think it’s a comfortable and attractive for an outdoor bench.

Material list

  • 6 pieces of 2×4 board(Hardwood) – 1300mm long
  • 12 pieces of 2×4 board(Hardwood) – 360mm long
  • 10 pieces of 1×4 board(Hardwood) – 120mm long
  • 15 pieces of 1×4 board(Hardwood) – 30mm long
  • Screws

Tools List

  • Circular saw (or Miter saw)
  • Hand sander
  • Drill
  • Tape measure

How to

  1. Cut the lumber
    Cut all your boards according to the dimensions included in the Material list with the Circular Saw.
  2. Screw the lumber
    Choose your best looking 2×4 top board and leg boards. Set them best looking side down on the table. We’ll be working from the front backwards.
    Lay out 1 long 2×4 and 2 short 2x4s. Position 2 long 1x4s on top, screw down, to both the top and leg 2x4s. And position 3 short 1x4s on top and leg, screw down.
    DIY Bench Assembly
    Add a layer of 2x4s on top of the 1x4s. Next, repeat with a layer of 1x4s, nailing or screwing into both the top and leg 2x4s. Continue until you run out of boards.
  3. Sand all lumber
    Sand the surface in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. After that, wipe the surface clean with damp cloth.

Thank you for reading the Wooden Slat Bench DIY tutorial. I hope it is helpful for you. If you have any question, feel free to ask me.