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Garden Bench 3.0


Just a quick re-cap of the tools and costs associated with this project in true “how to” “DIY” blogging fashion.

To learn more about the process you can refer to Building a Garden Bench Part One or Building a Garden Bench Part Two.

Tools needed:

  • Various hand tools (hammer, chisel, pencil, quick square, framing square, rasp, pencil, 24” bar clamps, ratchet & sockets)
  • Drill bits (3/16” standard drill bit, 3/8” standard drill bit, 1-1/4”spade bit)
  • Power tools (10” sliding chop saw, skill saw, drill)


Description QTY Unit Cost Total Cost
4x4x8′ PT            2  $       7.97  $    15.94
2x4x8′ PT            1  $       3.77  $       3.77
2x8x8′ PT            4  $       9.97  $    39.88
3/8×3-1/2″ zinc carriage bolts            4  $       0.61  $       2.44
3/8×5″ zinc carriage bolts          20  $       0.75  $    15.00
3/8″ hex nuts          24  $       0.11  $       2.63
3/8″ flat washers          24  $       0.13  $       3.11
 TOTAL MATERIALS   $    82.77


This was a tough one because there was a lot of starting & stopping but I would guess if you include the time taken to pick up the lumber, all the iced coffee breaks, and then the time it took to move this beast into position I bet you have 6-8 hours in this project.  Probably less if you aren’t as easily distracted as I was by the garden and other chores around the house…


June 21, 2013 - Posted by | Gardening, Woodworking | , , , , ,

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