Big Ass Benches

We’ve got scrap piles for days.  Seemingly of anything and everything.  Including a few beams we didn’t use for our deck, walkways, or stairs.  To use a few up, Ben built what we’ve dubbed ‘Big Ass Benches.’

Big-Ass-Benches-by-Waterfall

They’re huge at 8 feet long and weigh at least 150 pounds each.  Two fill in the space by the waterfall, around the fire pit.

Big-Ass-Bench-by-Waterfall

To build these behemoths, Ben cut an 8 foot piece for the seat and two 3 foot tall sections for arms.  Scraps of 2 by 4 work as cleats and 2 by 6 boards for the backs.

Big-Ass-Bench-End-Detail

Long screws go through the sides and into the seat.

Big-Ass-Bench-Screw-Detail

Back boards connect to a small chunk of wood.

Big-Ass-Bench-Back-Attachment-Detail

Along with the two in the back, we’ve got another on the front landing.

Big-Ass-Bench-on-Front-Landing

It functions as a bench (duh!) and a railing, keeping people away from the far edge and steep drop to the driveway.

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