This article is the first in a new series. Each month we will provide plans to make something new.
This simple garden bench is suitable for use indoors or outdoors, regardless of whether the wood surface is finished or unfinished. We recommend cedar because it’s a native Pacific Northwest wood, readily available, and it holds up very well in the weather even if it is unfinished. This project should cost $30 to $40.
Once you’ve gathered all your tools and materials, please refer to the cut list and diagrams to build your stylish new bench!
The completed bench will be 48" wide
Miter Saw (be sure to wear goggles and ear protection while using it)
Ear plugs or muffs
Drill (Drill pilot holes before driving in your screws, otherwise your wood will split and crack. Take the time to do it right!)
1/8” drill bit
Driver bit (match your screws)
A sharp pencil
|8 ft. Cedar 1×4
|8 ft. Cedar 2×6
|2” Wood Screws
|A – 1 x 4
||8 ½” (4x)
|B – 1 x 4
||36 ½” (2x)
|C – 1 x 4
|D – 1 x 4
||17 ¼” (4x) Legs have a 7º miter at both ends.
|E – 2 x 6
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Come out and join us for a fundraiser and a fun evening at No Ho’s. The tool library needs financial support to keep up with it’s growing needs (tool, technology, rent, etc.)
NoHo’s Hawaiian Cafe (Fremont location) is hosting a big fundraiser to support the Northeast Portland Tool Library. All day long (11am-9pm), NoHo’s is graciously offering to donate 20% of all food (and alcohol!!!) purchases to the tool library.
- Thursday, June 9th 11am-9pm
- NoHo’s Hawaiian Cafe 4627 NE Fremont Ave
Here is a link to NoHo’s Yelp page. Good stuff!
Tell all your friends and family. See you on the 9th!
NEPTL must be mentioned for the proceeds to make it to NEPTL appropriately. Please, print the coupon below and show it to your server before paying.
The Northeast Portland Tool Library is proud to host the 1st adult/child class! You and your child will learn to build your own traditional birdhouse. These would make a great Mother’s day gift!
Saturday May, 7 – 10:00-12:00
NEPTL, Redeemer Lutheran Church
The class is limited 25 birdhouses, so reserve your spot at the tool library today! Suggested donation $5 per birdhouse.
An adult must accompany children! All materials and tools will be provided. Parr Lumber donated materials for the class.
For more information call Tom at 503-539-1756