How To Build A Simple Patio Deck Bench Out Of Wood Step By Step







If you have a patio and want to build a nice but cheap wooden bench, then see our simple tutorial below. This DIY wooden patio bench will cost you around $40 dollars in wood and $6 dollars for the box of wood screws to put it together. We did not stain our bench as we like the look of it the way it is. If you plan to use wood stain on your wood bench then add in a few more dollars. This woodworking project took us nearly 3 hours to fully complete. From cutting the wood pieces to attaching the wood pieces together. So if you have $40 bucks and want a fun and simple DIY wood project, see below for our step by step build through pictures.

The wood and materials needed for this DIY patio bench project:

Quantity of 4 – 4 x 4 x 16 = Bench legs
Quantity of 5 – 2 x 4 x 11 = End pieces and sitting surface base
Quantity of 4 – 2 x 4 x 48 = Top (sitting surface)
Quantity of 2 – 2 x 4 x 44 = Horizontal pieces (from leg to leg)
Quantity of 4 – 2 x 4 x 14 = End of top surface sides (2 on each side)
Quantity of 1Box of 3 1/2″ Long wood screws
Quantity of 1 – Bottle of wood glue
Optional Material Needed = Can of wood stain, Can of wood sealer, Paint Brush

How To Build A Patio Deck Bench_09









Here is all of our wood cut and ready to be made into our DIY bench.
The wood pictured in the above image are the following sizes and quantities:
4 – 4 x 4 x 16
5 – 2 x 4 x 11
4 – 2 x 4 x 48
2 – 2 x 4 x 44
4 – 2 x 4 x 14

How To Build A Patio Deck Bench_03

Here are the 4 X 4 pieces of wood that will become our patio bench legs.

How To Build A Patio Deck Bench_05

The first thing we did was to attach the top sitting frame assembly together.
The 5 – 2x4x11″ and the 2 – 2x4x44″ pieces.

How To Build A Patio Deck Bench_07

Next, we screwed the 4×4 legs into the top sitting assembly structure.
Secure these with 4 of the wood screws on each leg.
Using some wood glue here is also helpful to secure the pieces together.









How To Build A Patio Deck Bench_04

Our patio bench is coming together as the legs and the sitting assembly have been securely attached.

How To Build A Patio Deck Bench_10

Here is another view of our bench before the top sitting area is attached.

How To Build A Patio Deck Bench_02

The next step is to get the 4 – 2x4x48″ pieces of wood and attach them to the top of the bench.
This will be where people will be sitting so make sure the wood is free of splinters and rough areas.









How To Build A Patio Deck Bench_08

The end of our bench now needs the 4 – 2x4x14″ pieces to be attached.
(The next picture shows the location of the other piece of wood of this size)

How To Build A Patio Deck Bench_06

Once these 4 pieces of wood are attached to the sides of your bench, it is complete.
Note the splintering wood, it is recommended to use a fine grit sandpaper and sand the bench smooth.

How To Build A Patio Deck Bench_01

Here is the finished product. The easy to build DIY wooden patio bench is as sturdy as a rock!
If desired, you can either paint the bench or stain it with a wood stain that matches your patio.
Also, it is best to use a wood sealer compound to keep it shielded from the elements.



More "Do It Yourself" Tips, Tricks, Ideas, Repair:















{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nadine June 3, 2016 at 5:06 pm

Thank you for this posting. I’ve looked at so many bench ideas today and was about to log off. For some reason I clicked on your post….and am I glad. Your instructions are simple…to the point…precise. And the finished bench is just exactly what I wanted to construct for myself. I’ve printed your posting and will go to Home Depot today.

Reply

2 Keith August 24, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Thanks so much for the instructions for making this awesome bench!!! My wife and friends are amazed at how beautiful and solid it is. I used douglas fir wood and stained using “mission oak satin” stain/poly mix. I have been requested to build several more, which I will be selling for a small profit.

Reply

3 Elle January 20, 2015 at 2:06 am

If I were to make this a 6 foot bench, would there need to be additional support in the center? Thank you. This is great.

Reply

DIY Project Help Tips 4 DIY Project Help Tips January 20, 2015 at 7:17 am

Elle,
Yes it would be a good idea. If you are using a thicker piece of wood for the bench seating area it may not be necessary, but to be sure, a third support is a good idea.
-RR

Reply

5 Aaron September 19, 2014 at 3:25 pm

What would i need to do if i want to attach this to my deck? what are some ways to secure the bottom legs to my deck??

Reply

DIY Project Help Tips 6 DIY Project Help Tips September 19, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Hi Aaron,
We would recommend attaching the bench to the side railing of your deck. Attaching it to your deck from the bottom may not stay secure over time. If you are unable to attach the bench to the side railing, we suggest using large anchor screws with washers and screwing them up through the bottom of the deck and into the legs.
-RR

Reply

7 Melody July 29, 2014 at 12:45 am

Amazing modern DIY bench. Perfect for my back yard basketball area. I’m going to build 2 of these. Thank you so much for posting. Awesome tutorial and photos.

Reply

Leave a Comment

{ 1 trackback }

Previous post:

Next post: