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How to Build a Garden Bench Part 1: The Back Assembly

In this video we will be building the back assembly of the garden bench. Before we begin, create a spacer jig which will save a lot of time when connecting the stiles. Begin by cutting 2 short stiles and 2 long stiles. Cut all pieces to length on the miter saw at once. We're using western red cedar, but a yellow pine or red wood will also look just as appealing. Begin assembling the cut pieces. Attach the smaller pieces to the stiles using the spacer jig. Attach with glue and brads. Next, you will need to cut 4 stiles to close the gaps in the cross pieces and to ultimately form the lattice of the back. A top rail will need to be cut next so it can connect the longer stiles in the back. Then cut to length the back rails on the miter saw and attach with glue and brads. This far in the assembly of the back, you will see that it is forming an interlocking grid system. To finish the back you will need to cut 6 long front rails, 3 mid front rails and 4 short front rails. Cut to length on the miter saw. Assemble according to the manufacturers instructions. Attach with glue and brads. Finally round the corners and cut with a jig saw. To find part two of this series visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po9agr_gLNU Subscribe to Lowe's YouTube for great how to videos and home improvement tips: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=lowes Or head to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/Lowes
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