Published at Wednesday, 07 November 2018. Deck Box. By Christy Franco.
This is just a hand. Hold right in the middle of each one of these sides, I put a little bit of an angle on it, but you could always use a router to round it over. If you wanted to make it even fancier, then I can finally hide away all the noodles and pool cleaning supplies there. It is super quick and easy. I did this an entire day and I was filming so if you weren't filming this would probably just take you a couple of hours. Obviously, you can change the scale of this to fit your space. I just made it so it would fit between these two bushes. In this one little area and if you needed to put heavier things on the inside, you could put some slats of wood across there just to give it a solid bottom. In my case, though, I'm going to be storing mostly pool noodles and supplies, so it doesn't really need to be strong down there, because this wood is treated. It is a little wet, so I have to wait for it to dry out before I can sand off the markings on the top of it. Those will come off pretty easily and then once it fully dries out.
Today we're going to make a quick and easy outdoor storage bench. I started by cutting down all of the two by fours to their final length, to make a couple of frames, there's going to be one frame that goes on the top of this. The one goes on the bottom I'm just putting these together with butt joints. Yes, they're called butt joints and I'm going to use decking screws. The decking screws have a coating on the outside so that they last and won't get all rusty. This bench is going to be ten feet long to fit in between these two bushes, and so I added one support across the center. I used the same size and the same construction for the previous one I made, and it worked just fine. I cut down some more two by fours to use as the uprights to connect the two frames from the bottom to the top.
I did the same procedure for the front and the back in the other end. No matter how good you are picking out pieces of lumber, none of them are going to be perfectly straight. I find it's best to start at one end put one screw in then your spacer right in the middle screw the middle piece in and then work to the other end that allows you to bend it as you need to to get all the way across and get it as straight as possible, then go back and add a second screw to each one of these connections after this was completely wrapped in one by fours I laid out some decking boards across the top. Then I took them off and cut them in half these were also purchased at ten feet, so it didn't have to cut them to the length just right down the middle. I laid them back in place, matching them up with their op cut and then use two five fours to span all four pieces. You have to make sure to drive in screws from the bottom and from the top side because once these start to warp, they will separate unless there are screws coming in from both directions.
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