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How to build a bench around a tree

Tools You’ll Need :

  • Compound miter saw or circular saw
  • Drill/driver with a 3⁄8-inch spade bit and 3⁄32×3-inch bit
  • Speed Square
  • Clamps
  • Adjustable wrench
  • 4-foot level
  • Garden spade
  • 120-grit sandpaper

Materials You’ll Need :

  • strips of scrap lumber or cardboard to make a template and spacers.
  • ¼-inch-thick scrap lumber or shims.
  • 5⁄4×6 decking by Kebony for the seat and stringers for the leg assemblies. Measure your tree so that you know how much to buy.
  • 2×6 framing by Kebony for the backrest, legs, and apron 3⁄8×4-inch galvanized carriage bolts.
  • 3⁄8-inch galvanized locking washers.
  • 3⁄8-inch nuts.
  • 2-inch stainless-steel deck screws.
  • 3-inch stainless-steel deck screws.
  • wood glue

You can get the instructions and plans from Here.


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