how to build a bench seat from decking

Notice how example below also uses the log seats as a wall/border for the garden. 15. Brick. Bust out your trowel and build a brick bench. You can get creative with brick and can create something pretty cool. Our example incorporates wood for the seat but uses brick for the frame. They also used the same brick to build a matching fire pit. 【Get Price】

Benches built parallel to the joists can be any length. You can build both types on the same deck. It's easiest to frame built-in benches before the decking goes on. Bench seats should be about 18 inches above the decking and 15-30 inches deep. Built-in perimeter benches help define the edge of a deck in addition to increasing the seating. 【Get Price】

Using the image above and your measurements for your deck make a list of how many 2 x 6s you will need for the bench fronts seats backs and top plate. Make sure you do this for each bench you plan to build! For example: I would need (9) 2″ x 6″ x 120″ for the bench shown above. I always buy lumber longer than the cut to allow for changes! 【Get Price】

Built-in deck benches often are used to define the perimeters of a deck. On low decks deck benches can be plain seats with no backs. However if the edge of your decking (walking surface) is more than 30 inches above grade then your built-in bench has the building code obligation to act as a fixed railing system too. 【Get Price】