How to Make an Easy West Elm Inspired DIY Outdoor Bench - Page 2

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Step 1: 
Let's do all of our lumber slicing at once. The easy one is the 2x12: just cut that baby in half and you instantly have the 48" seats for both benches. Boom. Scoot those aside and grab your 2x4s. You'll need 8 pieces that are 16" and another 8 pieces that are 6". The nice thing about repetitive cuts is that you can just stretch your tape measure down the board and mark everything quickly. I like to use a blue pen, but you do you.

I know it's hard to read words and imagine how stuff will fit together, so here are the parts for each leg...

... and here's the final shape:

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