Brick Bench is the perfect addition to your yard and can be built into any style you want. A DIY bench offers the perfect combination of function and beauty. Whether you want to add some charm to your garden or need a convenient place for seating at your next soiree, brick benches are a great way to enjoy summer evenings with friends. If you’re looking for how to build brick bench instructions, then you’ve come to the right place!
Brick is a very strong material that can be used in many different ways. It’s water-resistant and durable, so it’s often used to make fences, wall and even benches. Brick benches are popular additions to open spaces because they’re decorative and functional.
The great thing about outdoor furniture is that, most of it, you can build yourself! It’s much easier than you think. We recently built our own brick bench in the garden and it’s been such a hit with the kids – they love sitting outside playing on it. The only downside is that it made us want to build even more things ourselves.
Before we get started on this step-by-step guide, here are some basic materials you’ll need:
- A wooden plank (preferably treated), cut into four equal pieces
- 8 space-saving wood screws, nuts and washers (you can buy these from Home Depot)
- 4 bolts at least 6 inches long that fit through the holes in your wooden planks
- A corded drill with a drill bit around 1/4 inch wide and an adapter for putting screws into wood
Use a corded drill to drill a hole through each of the four corners of the wooden plank.
- Use a corded drill to drill a hole through each of the four corners of the wooden plank. The size of your cordless drill will determine what type of screw you can use for this project. If you don’t have a corded drill, you may want to consider using a larger bit or drilling multiple holes in order to make sure that the screws are not too short.
- You can also use other tools such as an electric jigsaw or even just hand chisels if you don’t have these power tools available at home.
Drill into the ground at each of the four corners of your chosen area. The holes need to be deep enough that when you screw in the bolt, it will only be about 6 inches below ground level.
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Using your drill, screw 2 bolts into each hole so that they are sticking up out of the ground at roughly bench height.
- Using your drill, screw 2 bolts into each hole so that they are sticking up out of the ground at roughly bench height.
- Make sure the holes are deep enough and long enough to accommodate the bolts. If you’re not sure, go ahead and make them a little bit longer than necessary. You can always trim them down later if necessary.
- Also keep in mind that too many or too few holes may make it difficult for your bench to be level with other benches around it (or if it’s just a single bench).
Using your space-saving wood screws, attach the four legs to each corner of the wooden plank by securing them with bolts and nuts. Make sure that you can unscrew this part. You’ll need to later.
You’ll need to use a corded drill in order to secure the four legs to each corner of your planks. Use long wood screws and secure them with bolts and nuts. Make sure that you can unscrew this part! You’ll need it later. Once all four legs are screwed into place, place them over the bolts on top of each plank and then tighten down by hand.
Remove the legs from their planks by unscrewing and then place each leg over one of the bolts screwed into the ground earlier. You should still have a plank with holes on each corner that is loosely attached to four legs and therefore floating on top of them. The legs will hopefully stop it from falling over.
You should now be left with four planks with holes on each corner, floating above the ground. The legs should stop these planks from falling over.
Pull all four bolts up so that they go through the holes in each corner of the plank, then screw them back in so that they are now securely fastened inside as well as outside. This should make for a sturdy structure.
Once all four bolts have been pulled up, make sure that they are securely fastened inside as well as outside. This should make for a sturdy structure.
Now for a decorative touch, you’ll need your bricks Slice through all of them at about 3cm thick, ensuring there is no jaggedness this could injure someone so use caution here.
Now for a decorative touch, you’ll need your bricks. Slice through all of them at about 3cm thick, ensuring there is no jaggedness this could injure someone so use caution here.
Cutting bricks can be a little dangerous as they are sharp and can cause injury. To ensure that you don’t get hurt while doing this, it is important to use the right tools:
- Get yourself a good knife and ruler so that you have the right measurements for each brick. Make sure that the blade of your knife is sharp enough so that when cutting through the bricks, it will be smooth and easy to manage without having any jagged edges or splinters sticking out from underneath.
- Wear gloves when handling rough surfaces like these because otherwise you might end up hurting yourself by accident. Also make sure not to cut off any fingers if possible just kidding.
Congratulations, you now have a sturdy bench made from bricks! And of course, you can enjoy your hard work by sitting on the bench while admiring your handiwork. You’ve done yourself proud not only was it easy to do with the right tools but also it will last for many years without deteriorating or degrading due to environmental factors such as rainwater penetration or frost damage. Kick back and enjoy your creation.