Using treated pine
Finishing the box
Cut the ends of the rails and stiles at 45º using a mitresaw. Position the rails to assemble the front, back and side frames, sliding 12 slats into the front and back frames then four slats into the side frames.
Secure the mitred corners of the rails and stiles with adhesive and 50mm screws. Space the slats 45mm apart in the front and back frames and 30mm apart in the sides, securing from inside with skewed 30mm screws.
Position the side frames between the front and back, securing with 50mm screws through the grooves and checking for square. Position the base supports at the sides and the centre, securing with 50mm screws.
Turn the box the right side up and apply exterior grade PVA adhesive to the ends of the base boards, securing them to the base supports with 30mm x 8g treated pine screws.
Cut one lid board along the grain to 60mm wide with a circular saw for the hinge edge. Position boards edge to edge, square the ends and clamp. Mitre one end of the braces for the lid front and position on the boards.
Secure the braces 50mm from the sides and in the centre of the lid with 30mm x 8g treated pine screws. Secure three T hinges to the braces and back rail with screws to attach the lid to the box with a 50mm overhang.
Follow the labelled diagram to build the outdoor storage bench. It has the name of all the parts and the measurements to help you cut the components and assemble the bench.
Follow the cutting list to build the outdoor storage bench. It has the name of all the parts and the measurements to help you cut the components and assemble the bench.