Make an Outdoor Slab Bench
Years ago I came across a few four inch thick pine slabs that I used for extra outdoor seating, facing an outdoor wood-fired grill. I thought I would share the design in case any of you are looking for a spring project as the weather turns warmer. A few cuts with a hand saw, two huge dovetails, and six lag bolts later… you’ll have a bench (with a side shelf) that will last for years. I included a quick sketch to show the construction.
I had planned on making two matching benches, but ended up simply laying the second slab on top of two stumps for the second bench. This past weekend I upgraded the slab-across-two-stumps bench to a couch of sorts. Check out this post for the cordwood couch.
Pine slab bench plan