Inspired by...decking How to build a garden bench and table Kit Tool List >Sandpaper (assorted grades) >Fine cut tenon saw (300mm) >Cordless drill driver >Countersink pilot drill bit >Tape measure >2 Bar clamps (6") >Exterior wood glue Materials 4x Deck Board 28 x 140mm x 2.4m (code 101000) 3x Treated P4S 36 x 63mm x 2.4m (code 107176) Safety Equipment >Safety goggles > Gloves > Dust mask Wear gloves to avoid splinters, and goggles to protect your eyes when cutting timber. Avoid breathing in dust by wearing a dust mask. Always use an RCD device when using power tools outside. 1x Decking Screws 2x Treated P4S (code 510071) (code 107088) 4.2 x 65mm (No.8 x 2½") 36 x 88mm x 2.4m Watch the how to video at wickes.co.uk/inspired by or on the Wickes YouTube channel Component Cutting List: to make the most Components Key efficient use of the timber, follow the cutting list below exactly. Table - Blue Bench - Yellow 2x Treated P4S 36 x 88mm x 2.4m From the first length… 50mm A B C C 795mm 575mm 445mm 445mm 88mm 395mm 400mm From the second length… 50mm 88mm 395mm 400mm A B D 795mm 575mm 1024mm 4x Deck Board 28 x 140mm x 2.4m From the first length… F 1136mm 1096mm From the second length… F 140mm 36mm 40mm 36mm 40mm 40mm E 36mm 40mm 140mm 36mm G 1096mm 1096mm N 1096mm 600mm 36mm …for a successful project N N N 600mm 600mm 600mm 140mm From the fourth length… 3x Treated P4S 36 x 63mm x 2.4m From the first length… J (side view) 560mm 560mm I J 560mm 560mm 80mm 77mm 45° K 360mm 45° K 45° L 45° 360mm 490mm L L L M M 490mm 490mm 490mm 370mm 370mm 63mm From the second length… From the third length… L L L M M 490mm 490mm 490mm 370mm 370mm 63mm 36mm 77mm 1. Measure twice, cut once. 2.Clamp timber in place before cutting for improved safety and accuracy. 3.Sand the ends and edges of timber after cutting. 4.Power tools such as a Circular saw will make the project easier and faster, but remember to stay safe. 77mm I (side view) 36mm 77mm 80mm … Trade Tips 63mm 88mm H 140mm From the third length… How to build your garden bench Step 1 Step 2 Assemble two opposing bench ends on a flat surface. Component A B C is positioned at a slight angle to give the bench a sloping seat. Make sure components A and B are parallel before drilling and fixing to C. Join the two bench ends using component D and then add the top back rest of the bench E. 20mm E A E C A 75mm A B C D 270mm 40mm 75mm 335mm 335mm T rade Tip 280mm 75mm 280mm C C 270mm 40mm B C B 280mm A 270mm B A 40mm Check the project is square after every step. 335mm Step 3 Step 4 Create the seating area by fixing components F and H first, then component G in between them, making sure you leave equal spaces between boards. Create the arms of the bench using components I and J. Angle the screws that fix the arms to component A to make sure they do not protrude from the opposite side. E E A A B F G H B I A F D G H rade Tip Pre-drill all holes T with a countersink pilot drill bit to avoid splitting timbers as well as creating a better surface finish. Step 5 B C D Step 6 Finally, attach supporting struts between component D and the front legs of the bench. Attach the second back board. E F J J F G H D E A C B B T rade Tip Use clamps to secure components in position. This allows you to double check measurements and that the work is square before drilling pilot holes and fixing screws C A K B How to build your garden table Step 1 Step 2 Make two identical table ends, making sure that the structure is square by sitting components M against a flat surface such as a straight bit of timber before fixing with screws. Join the two table ends. L L L L M M M M L M L M L T rade Tip Use Exterior Wood Glue between joints before you insert screws for extra strength. Step 3 Add cross brace. Step 4 Create the table top, making sure you leave equal spaces between boards. N L M N N N M M L M L N Don’t forget… treat your new garden furniture T rade Tip Don’t forget to treat the end grains of the timbers too, especially where you have made cuts. © Wickes Building Supplies Limited 2014. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be produced or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise or stored in any retrieval system of any nature without the written permission of the copyright holder and the publisher. To the extent permitted by law, Wickes accepts no liability for any loss, damage or injury arising as a consequence of the advice contained in this leaflet. The reader is advised to follow all safety instructions carefully, wear the correct protective clothing and, where appropriate, follow all manufacturer’s instructions. * 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 2 1 0 7 1 4 0 6 0 9 * 119721/7/14 Use Wickes Garden Colour or Garden Furniture Finish to treat and protect your new furniture from the weather.
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