Make this outstanding Herringbone Patterned Garden Bench in a weekend and wow your friends! Thank you to the guys at Into the Dirtshop for this terrific video!
Herringbone Patterned Garden Bench Frame:
They began by cutting 2×4” boards to whatever length you want your bench. This bench was cut to 5’ long. Cut THREE 2×4” boards to this length – one will be the center support. Cut the ends at 45-degree angles to create mitered corners. When working with pallet wood, it’s always a good policy to pre-drill the wood to prevent splitting. They pre-drilled the corners and attached the pieces together with 3” wood screws. Next, they cut four 4×4” posts to 22” long. Adjust them for the height you want. If you’re not sure (or you have a taller family), simply measure a comfortable chair in your house and adjust accordingly. Next, they installed the legs into the corners of the table, pre-drilling and securing the two contact sides with four screws each.
Herringbone Patterned Garden Bench Bench Top:
First, begin laying out the pallet deck boards. The first two that begin the herringbone pattern are critical to lay out at a 45-degree angle, or the pattern will go crooked. If you need, dry-fit and clamp intermittently to keep the pattern straight. Next, attach the boards. If using screws, pre-drill. If you have a brad nailer, the job is a lot faster! Fill in the corner areas with scraps for a finished look. Finally, snap a chalk line down along the bench and cut the excess wood off. Sand the rough edges. Now, have fun deciding if you want to stain it or not. If you put the bench outdoors, be sure to use a UV-resistant sealant to get years of life out of your beautiful new Herringbone Patterned Garden Bench!
Watch this Video from the (into the dirt shop):
Here’s a link to their YouTube channel for more informational videos: Into The Dirtshop YouTube Channel