Looking for a bench design that is sturdy, timeless and has a look that everyone will want? These timber frame garden bench plans are a great design that is made extra special by the wedged tenon.
Since the lumber pieces are on the small side, this could make a perfect beginning timber frame project. You can easily build a set of these timber frame benches over a long weekend. You will need a drill, 3/4″ drill bit, circular saw, a chisel and some basic hand tools. All the materials are available at home centers unless you want to use another species of wood that they don’t have. If you want a specific wood species, then heading to your local lumber supply house or your local sawmill will be your best bet.
When you’re choosing your timbers, take a little time to sort through the pile and get the straightest ones. As with all timbers they will twist a little after you build the bench but it will be easier if they are straight when you’re cutting the joints and assembling the bench.
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