How to Make an Easy West Elm Inspired DIY Outdoor Bench - Page 5

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Step 5: 
Finally, it's time to attach the legs! (I was paranoid about scratching my freshly painted bench surface, so I threw a beach towel down first.) We inset our legs about a foot from each end and centered them front-to-back. I borrowed the straight edge from the table saw to make sure everything was hunky dory:


Three screws in each leg later, I had a couple of West Elm-ish benches on the deck for $20 instead of $1400. High-five!


Right now they're out there in an L-configuration, but I also like how they look as singletons:



We don't have a ton of meals outside, entertaining or not, so this kind of easy-to-move seating is perfect for casual hangouts. These are the only two we made, but it was so painless that I might add another set of twins to the mix. Party at our house!

Don't forget to pin this project for later!

What kinds of projects do you make with inexpensive lumber? Have you ever made your own outdoor furniture?


About the Author: 
Paige Ronchetti is an interior decorator and blogger who writes about DIY projects, decor inspiration, and personal style over at Little Nostalgia. When she's not blogging, she's working with local clients through The Room Kit, her budget-friendly interior design business. Her favorite books are Harry Potter. Follow along on TwitterInstagram, and Pinterest.


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