DIY Waterfall Bench

  1. Step 1 Cut Seat Slats

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    Cut your 2x4's into 13 pieces that are each 15" long.

    Don’t forget to seal your cut pieces to ensure the bench will last in exterior weather.

  2. Step 2 Cut Short Vertical Legs

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    Cut 4 short leg sections with a 45 degree angle on one end so that they measure 18" long on the longest end.

  3. Step 3 Cut Long Horizontal Legs

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    Cut 2 long horizontal leg pieces with a 45 degree angle on each end so that they measure 48" on the longest ends.

  4. Step 4 Assemble Leg Pieces

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    Attach with screws, one short vertical leg to each end of the long horizontal leg so that it forms a "U" shape. Do this twice to make both leg assemblies.

  5. Step 5 Assemble Seat Slats

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    Evenly space your seat slats between the leg assemblies and screw together. 2 screws per side per slat. Leave aside 2 slats for step 6.

  6. Step 6 Install Kickplate Steps

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    Take your 2 leftover slats and install them with screws on the short section of the legs to create a step/kickplate. 2 screws per side per slat. Approximately 3" from the floor height.

  7. Step 7 Cut Fence Boards

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    Cut your fence boards to match your assembled leg pieces so that the outer edges are flush.

  8. Step 8 Install Fence Boards

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    Use a narrow crown stapler or 1.5" screws and install the fence boards to complete your waterfall bench.