We have included planter bench plans in the past (http://www.woodworkcity.com/wordpress/2011/02/16/free-planter-bench-plans/), but decided to offer a very similar plan. The reason for this is that the source (learn2grow.com) did such a great job with this plan. In addition to that, the plan is a bit simpler than the first plan that we posted. There are numerous photos to help you during each step.
This is a beautiful bench that is made with very straightforward technique. If you are building a planter bench, you should view each plan and perhaps use a piece of each to make a bench that is perfect for you.
Click on the image above for a link to the full plans.
|7||2 x 4 x 57 3⁄8-inch lumber (for inner rails)|
|2||2 x 4 x 93 5⁄8-inch lumber (for outer rails)|
|16||1 x 4 x 6-inchlumber (spacers*)|
|2||2 x 4 x 16 1⁄8-inch lumber (ends)|
|6||1 x 6 x 16 1⁄2-inch lumber (baseboards*)|
|4||2 x 4 x 15 1⁄2-inch lumber (sleepers)|
|24||1 x 6 x 15 1⁄2-inch lumber (sideboards*)|
|8||2 x 2 x 17 3⁄4-inch lumber (corner braces)|
|8||2 x 2 x 11 3⁄4-inch lumber (bottom braces)|
|16||1 x 3 x 15 3⁄4-inch lumber (ledger trims*)|
|8||1 x 3 x 11 1⁄2-inch lumber (base trims*)|
|8||1 x 3 x 16 1⁄2-inch lumber (45° frame trims*)|
|2||1 x 4 x 96-inch lumber (long fascia)|
|2||1 x 4 x 19 1⁄2-inch lumber (short fascia)|
|2||1⁄2-inch threaded rod with nuts and washers|
|100||No. 8 x 11⁄2-in. galvanized flathead screws|
|100||5d galvanized finishing nails|
|32||1⁄8 x 4-inch galvanized deck screws|