Well, they’re done. Ish.
The benches, I mean.
They’re assembled, but we can’t paint them until the pressure treated bases have time to cure (if you paint them before they’re dry the paint will bubble and flake).
And they look awesome.
Instead of one 8′ long bench, we decided to go with two four foot benches. This way they’re easy to move around to add extra seating to the fire pit area.
When assembling these benches, we cut all of our pieces for all the benches and pre-drilled them with the Kreg Jig (for how to use a Kreg Jig, check out yesterday’s post).
Once all the pieces were cut, we assembled them in stages, getting each bench to the same point before moving on with the next step.
Once the bases were completed, all we had to do was add struts and the cedar top.
I can’t wait to get them stained and painted! We’re so glad we got them done in time for the boil (just ignore the ladder; we were working on hanging our string lights last night)!
Would you ever build your own table? Would you like a more detailed explanation of the table and benches (with cut lists and materials and whatnot)?
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