Construction Manual Wooden Bench Country Style

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More and more do-it-yourselfers are beginning to appreciate their home garden. They invest a lot of time and money in the garden design and spend their free time in the self-created green oasis. In order to be able to enjoy the time in the garden, a wooden bench must not be missing - and this, of course, is built by the handyman.

The wooden bench is a classic piece of furniture that must not be missing in any garden. It is so much appreciated by DIYers because they can let their creativity run wild. There are no guidelines for how a garden bench should look like. For our construction instructions, we have opted for a classic wooden garden bench with a backrest and two armrests. The wooden bench offers a lot of comfort and DIY enthusiasts can build it in just a few steps.


Use our construction manual to think about where to set up the wooden bench and whether you would like to continue designing it later. Our construction manual only helps you to build a classic wooden bench. You can, of course, adjust the wooden bench to your own wishes by, for example, painting the garden bench in a desired color.

What you need:

  • Workbench
  • Protective equipment (gloves, safety goggles, ear protection)
  • min. 22x galvanized wood countersunk screws 5/80 mm
  • min. 32x galvanized wood countersunk screws 4/60 mm
  • min. 55x galvanized terrace screws with countersunk head 4/50 mm
  • min. 8x galvanized wood round head screws 3,5 / 25 mm
  • 2x galvanized angle connectors 40/40/40 mm
  • 2x square timber 4/10 cm with 55 cm length (eg spruce / fir)
  • 1x square timber 4/10 cm with 1.70 m length (eg spruce / fir)
  • 3x squared timber 8/8 cm with 84 cm length (eg spruce / fir)
  • 2x squared timber 8/8 cm with 56 cm length (eg spruce / fir )
  • 2x square timber 4/8 cm with 1.65 m length (eg spruce / fir)
  • approx. 24x solid wood lath 4/170 cm, with approx. 24 mm thickness
  • 6x solid wood lath 8/56 cm, with approx. 24 mm thickness
  • 4x solid wood board 16/40 cm, with approx. 24 mm thickness
  • Emery paper 400er Grit
  • Cordless Screwdriver
  • Band Saw and / or Coarse Handsaw
  • Jigsaw with Wood Saw Blade
  • Wood Drill with 4mm Diameter
  • Spirit Level
  • Pencil
  • Steel Ruler

Construction Manual Wooden Bench Country Style

That's the way it works Made:

Before starting

Prepare all the parts needed to build the seat. Measure all parts cleanly and transfer the measurements to the squared lumber and wooden slats. These are usually sold in DIY stores in lengths of 2.50 m and over. Cut the square timbers to the required extent with an electric band saw or a coarse hand saw.

Transfer the dimension of the beveled part (part 8) to the wooden board and saw it with a jigsaw with a saw blade.

Sanding Clean all edges with 400 grit paper.

Step 1

Line up the back (Part 1) and front (Part 2) rows of legs of the bank as they will be fixed in the next step.

Step 2

Now screw the legs (part 1 and 2) to the crossbars (part 5). Make sure that the bottom edge of the slats is approx. 28 cm above the ground. Screw the crossbars to the square timbers with two 5/80 wood countersunk screws each. Refer to the blueprint.

Step 3

The next step is to connect the back of the bank to the front. To do this, screw the parts 4 to the squared lumber using the 4/60 wood countersunk screws. First, leave out the middle slats, these must be fastened separately. Use the blueprint to see where and at what height the slats need to be fixed. For each lath, 2 screws per square timber are sufficient.

Place the middle laths on the crossbars, left and right of the rear middle square timber. In the rear area, the slats are screwed to the central square timber with two 4/60 wood countersunk screws each. Since there is no square timber in the front area, the battens must be fastened to the crossbars with metal brackets. Position an angle on both outer sides and screw them to the longitudinal and transverse slats using the 3.5 / 25 wood round head screws.

Step 4

Next, prepare the sloping backrest. Set parts 8 to the specified position and screw them together with three 4/60 wood countersunk screws (one screw at the top, one in the middle, one at the bottom) with the squared timbers (part 1).

Step 5

Now the bank is covered with the single longitudinal timbers (part 6). Start in the back, bottom corner of the bench and work your way up and up. Allow approximately 2 cm of space between each wood for rainwater to escape safely.

Make some spacers, and the result will be cleaner.

Screw each longitudinal wood (Part 6) with four 4/50 deck screws stuck to the slats below. Only saw off the overhanging parts of the longitudinal timbers (Part 6) with a saw or a jigsaw with a wood saw blade after mounting them.

Step 6

In the final step, the armrests and the headrest are fastened. Start with the headrest (part 7) and place it centered on the top of the rear legs (part 1). Note that the headrest protrudes a few inches on both sides of the bench. Attach these with two 5/80 wood countersunk screws per square timber, a total of 6 screws.

Place the armrests (Part 3) on the front squared timbers and push them against the rear squared timbers (Part 1). Take the spirit level and align the armrests horizontally. Hold the armrests in place (have someone help you) and screw them in front and back with two 5/80 wood countersunk screws each. In the rear area, the screws must be set at an angle. You can also pre-drill the armrest in this area with the aid of a 4mm wood drill, so you will succeed in the angled screw connection.


  • For outdoor use, only use fasteners (screws / nails / etc.) Made of stainless steel or galvanized steel , These do not rust and do not pollute the environment.
  • Avoid rough-sawn timber components. To avoid splintering, make sure that all timber components are smoothly planed or sanded.
  • If you would like to set up the wooden bench outdoors, paint it with a weather-resistant and breathable wood stain. Make sure that it is biologically safe so that it does not release toxins.
  • Keep in mind that all garden furniture requires regular care. Maintenance extends the life of the wooden bench so that they can enjoy their work for many years.