Do you want to decorate the cottage with exclusive benches that would be not only beautiful, but also comfortable, and not expensive? Then you should start making your own garden bench. The ergonomic design and style of each small architectural form must meet the stringent requirements imposed on it, and the shops in this list are also no exception. First of all, you should take into account individual preferences in accordance with the level of comfort and the overall concept of landscape design.
Comfortable, functional and attractive benches should always be positioned so that certain elements of the landscape are clearly visible, such as water bodies, rock gardens, flower beds, flower arrangements, etc. With all this, resting on the forms chosen, You can effectively emphasize other objects, and not only equip places for admiring the scenery.
Billet for making benches
If you do not have Having a lot of time to build complex benches, a simple solid wood construction would be the best solution. For the construction of such a shop you will need a solid array. You need tools for marking:
Perhaps, every owner of the suburban area has these tools in his arsenal.
In addition, for cutting the array you will need:
Of course, with a power tool, you will make the bench faster, but even without it, you can build a beautiful solid wood product. After giving the shop the desired shape, process it with a special anti-rotting agent.
Choose durable wood, for example, oak.
Bench of rings
This type requires little skill in working with the welding machine and gas torch. First, you need to make 2 rings, pre-conceived diameter. A crossbar in the rings is necessary to secure the wooden slats that will serve as a seat. As a ring, you can use a conventional metal pipe.
To make a circle out of a metal pipe, you should initially fill it with sand. This will help avoid its deformation or fracture. If you need to bend a steel or aluminum pipe, then you will need a gas burner with which you can heat the metal by fixing the workpiece in a vice. Preheat it in the place that will be bent. Before you begin to shape the product, check whether the metal is sufficiently heated.
If we are talking about an aluminum pipe, then bring the paper to the heating point - it should smoke or ignite. If you warm the steel pipe, then determine the heat, will help change its color in the place of heating to bright red. Cross the crossbar of the metal profile, weld the welding machine.
Now let's talk about wooden slats for seating. If you do not have a lot of free time, then wooden slats or bars of the desired thickness and width can be bought in a specialized store, but you can make them yourself. This problem is solved very quickly on a woodworking machine. If you do not have this, then you can cope with the work with a jigsaw. Finished slats must be treated with an antiseptic agent that prevents rotting, and then opened with varnish or painted them in the preferred color.
Acquire only a varnish (or paint) that is designed for outdoor use.
While the slats are dry, you can make holes in the cross bar that you will need to fix them. Do not forget to take into account that there must be a certain gap between the slats.
Now you need to pour the base under the bench. Here you can use the principle of pouring a shallow monolithic column foundation. How to do it? Dig a hole 50x50 cm in size, no more than 30 cm deep, then cover the base with a layer of 10 cm rubble. Knead the concrete and fill it with the foundation, but think over the way you will fix the rings. You can weld 2 legs on each ring and deepen them into the foundation.
Weld a small piece of reinforcement to the head of the bolt. This will not allow the bolt to rotate when loosening the nut.
The final process will be the assembly of the structure, and its fastening on the base of the foundation.