Build outdoor bench with storage to match your wooden patio furniture with a few simple instructions. Teak, cedar, redwood or treated wood work best for outdoor storage and other furniture. As these forests are more resistant to mold and insects and age well outdoors. You can never have enough storage capacity. So get the screwdriver out and build a simple outdoor storage bench. Have your boards cut to size at your local wood shop and you can drive this project together in no time.
Mount the front, back and top of your outdoor storage bench by joining 3 sets of 3 4-foot long cedar planks 2-by-6. Place the side 3 planks side by side horizontally. And place 1 of the strips of treated wood through them vertically, 6 inches from each end. Attach the cedar boards to the first drill holes where you will place the wood screws. Insert 3 screws into the wooden strip, one for each board.
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Assemble the 2 sides of your storage bench by joining 2 groups of 3 2 feet long planks of cedar 2-by-6. Place horizontally and attach a strip of treated wood in the center, vertically. Drill pilot holes for the screws and insert a screw in each plank. Attach the sides of the front and back of the bench with L-brackets, 2 at each corner. Place the brackets, mark the points for the screws, drill pilot holes and then insert the screws.