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English Garden Bench Templates with Plan

Pays dividends both during the build and long afterwards—includes full-sized cardboard templates for tracing the shapes!

Item #
61885
Rating:
94% of 100

Pre-cut full-size cardboard templates make building our English Garden Bench as easy as trace, cut and assemble. And after the build is done, you'll be rewarded with a comfortable, welcoming bench where you can relax and take in the views. With a contoured seat and catchy curves that hint at designs from the Far East, it's a project that's sure to be rewarding both during the build and long afterwards. The plan includes drawings, a cutting list, and step-by-step instructions with photos to walk you through the entire construction process.

Features:

  • Full-sized cardboard templates let you trace the more complicated parts
  • Templates can be used again and again for multiple benches
  • Templates also include markings for tenons and mortises
  • Includes plan/drawings, cut list and step-by-step photos and instructions

(1) English Garden Bench Templates with Plan
(1) Set of Instructions

More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 0.7500
Tech Spec
  • Finished Dimensions: 60''W x 38-1/4''H x 26-1/2''D
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Well designed plans. The video was very helpful as.well.
The instructions were very clear and easily understood. Finished it in a couple.weekends. Very happy with the outcome. Have had alot of compliments o it.
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June 1, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I have not been able to begin this project, just saw it on sale. It seems a bit more involved than anticipated but looking forward to tackling it in the fall.
May 23, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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Want to make a bench seat for the front of our house. I really like the look of this bench.
Michael on Jun 5, 2020
Great looking bench with templates for complicated pieces
BLC on Jun 2, 2020
Want to make a bench seat for the front of our house. I really like the look of this bench.
Michael on Jun 5, 2020
Similar to a bench my dad built when I was a kid. It was destroyed by a falling tree. He’s gone now, so I’m building a new one.
Frederick W on Jun 2, 2020
Great looking bench with templates for complicated pieces
BLC on Jun 2, 2020
Challenging project - never made a bench like this before.
Cliff on Jun 1, 2020
This looks like an interesting and fun project for my retirement.
Renee M on Jun 1, 2020
I just had a patio area done and I want to build this to complement it.
MARY R on May 22, 2020
I saw this in Woodworker's Journal, showed it to my wife, and it suddenly became priority one!
Bill on May 20, 2020
I've been wanting to make a bench for my porch and this is what my latest copy of Woodworkers Journal had on the front page. It was a no brainer after I read the story.
STEVE C on May 18, 2020
I like it.
Kwill on May 16, 2020
This will be a replacement of an existing bench. I like the design.
James D on May 13, 2020
it comes templates and plans, plus the video was good.
Tony L on May 13, 2020
We are Master Gardeners and needed an accent piece for our gardens.
John B on May 10, 2020
Good looking bench. I need some place to sit on my 4 acres.
Old Guy on May 8, 2020
Looks (1) beautiful and (2) like a challenge.
David S on May 7, 2020
Need to redo my bench in the front of my house.
Jay Zabel A on May 7, 2020
Style and structure
Dempsey C on May 4, 2020
I am a woodworker and want to build this for our patio.
S A on May 2, 2020
I like the look, It well look good in my yard
david j. c on May 1, 2020
I like the design.
Kenneth P on Apr 30, 2020
to build for the wife
Scott W on Apr 29, 2020
beautiful
Henry M on Apr 28, 2020
very pretty in the picture.
Rainy D on Apr 27, 2020
Project gifts for the family.
Ken M on Apr 27, 2020
Beautiful design and templates included
Myron n on Apr 26, 2020
This a solid bench and would be fun to make
Stephen D on Apr 24, 2020
The video associated with this plan convinced me that that this bench is the correct one for my patio
Terry O on Apr 24, 2020
Nice project for daughter's back yard.
Jim on Apr 22, 2020
I'm replacing 2 broken metal rockers and this is a beautiful replacement and I can change length to 40 inches instead of 60 inches to fit space
Forrest T on Apr 22, 2020
Like the design
ROBERT L on Apr 20, 2020
Need to replace two benches on my porch and this looks like a great plan and project.
Jeff T on Apr 20, 2020
Wife insists that we need this. Happy wife happy life.
Kevin F on Apr 17, 2020
beautiful
Zack M on Apr 17, 2020
Looks comfortable and will be a nice addition to our garden.
Daniel S on Apr 17, 2020
always wanted to a garden bench and to build one from local lumber.
Paul S on Apr 16, 2020
making it for my son"s new house.
George H on Apr 16, 2020
Perfect for our wooded property up North.
Doreen D on Apr 16, 2020
It will be a really nice addition to the Adirondacks I build last year... and thinking about building some for family & friends as gifts.
William K on Apr 16, 2020
I liked the style
John M on Apr 16, 2020
like that type of bench and would like to build one
Donald O on Apr 16, 2020
Been wanting to build one for a long time
RONALD T on Apr 15, 2020
Doing a yard project and this bench will be a great fit
MARK D on Apr 15, 2020
Looks fun and video will help, price is a bit prohibitive but hope to make many.<br />I know I would not have bought it by itself.
Tom t on Apr 14, 2020
plans included templates
bill a on Apr 13, 2020
Fits the area I want to place the bench
Eugene A on Apr 11, 2020
like the look of this bench
Haribaldy on Apr 10, 2020
HAVE ONE LIKE IT WOULD LIKE TO BUILD ANOTHER ONE.
LARRY S on Apr 9, 2020
My wifes surprise
Rusty on Apr 9, 2020
Looked like a fun project.
Joseph N on Apr 9, 2020
Like design, templates for building
Michael S on Apr 8, 2020
I plan on re-doing my deck and this looked like an attractive bench to add to the project. The plans will provide me with a close estimate for how much it will cost to make this bench.
Andrew G on Apr 8, 2020
Similar to a bench my dad built when I was a kid. It was destroyed by a falling tree. He’s gone now, so I’m building a new one.
Frederick W on Jun 2, 2020
Challenging project - never made a bench like this before.
Cliff on Jun 1, 2020
how many board feet is required? What are the dimensions of the required wood?
Tom P on Apr 8, 2020
What wood is recommended?
Robert M on Apr 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Cedar, Mahogany, Ipe,
How many board feet of lumber required? Need info when I go to lumber yard.
Karl H on Apr 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I have not seen the actual plans but the information on our website indicates there is a cut list which you can use to calculate the overall board feet but unfortunately we don't appear to give this information in the plans.
How many templates?
Lucio on Apr 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Seven
I am in the process of making this bench. I am using 3/4" pieces which means a lot of glue-ups. My question is can I route 2 halves separately then glue the 2 halves together after the edging process?
Joe on May 26, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I do not understand what two halves you are referring to. But trying to fit two finished to dimension parts together and not doing finish work on them is just asking for problems. Glue up slightly oversize and trim to finished dimensions either with a band saw or router. You will need a long straight bit that can trim the full height. You may have to purchase some new tools, I have never done a major job that i didn't need to purchase at least one new tool.
Do I need a table saw to build this?
David P on Apr 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: It's easiest to build if you have a table saw, but you could cut the parts using a band saw and cut the mortises using a router.
Is there a hardware kit that comes along with this product?
Denny on Apr 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: There is currently no hardware kit available for this plan.
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