When I was setting up for my daughter’s second birthday party I realized we had nowhere near enough seating. Luckily I had just brought home a bunch of scrap wood from work. After making a few adult size benches I had enough left for some kid sized ones!
For one bench you will need:
2 Pieces of 2″x8′ cut to 9″
3 Pieces if 1″x3′ or 1″x2′ cut to 24″
12 – 1 5/8″ Screws
Drill with a counter sink bit
After your boards are all cut you can begin making the holes for the screws to go into. Using a counter sink will start a hole, so you board won’t split, and let you sink the head of the screw so little bottoms and legs won’t get scratched.
1 1/2″ to 2″ from each end of the 24 inch boards mark a perpendicular line. Then use the countersink bit to make two holes in each board, spaced as evenly as you can. (See picture above.)
Place the 2″x10″ by 8″ boards so the grain in running vertically, then line up the holes you just made with that board. Grab your screws and put them in! After 12 you are done!
Don’t forget to sand off those sharp edges, a sanding sponge is great for this. Now you can use some exterior paint for a fun color, or just seal them. If you already have some indoor paint in a color you like my trick it to just add a seal with clear cement sealer.
Well now all you are missing is a table right???
The top is simply 5/8″ plywood. The legs are “hogs-troughs”. Two pieces of 1″x3″ attached to form a 90 degree angle and then the ply screwed in on top of that. This is so fun for letting the kids help you paint! It also makes a great project table for parties!
For a little extra help I did some really quick videos to help you out.