Senior technical editor Mark Powers demonstrates how to assemble a bench between two planters made from stacked cedar boards. (See below for a shopping list and tools.) Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse How to Build a Cedar Bench: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg-QHu29W4w&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV&index=240 How to Make a Concrete Planter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DgWAysEICg&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV&index=308 How to Plant a Raised Garden Bed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzuuavHTq6c&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV&index=315 Shopping List for How to Build a Planter Bench: – cedar 2×4s. Get twenty 8-foot boards to make the 16[FRACTION 12]-inch planter pieces and the 82 1/2-inch-long seat frame. – cedar 1 1/4×6s. Get four 6-foot boards to make the 63-inch-long seat, and one 8-foot board to trim the tall planter. – 3/4-inch gravel, for drainage below the planters and to fill the assembled planters. Get at least 1 1/2 cubic feet (three bags). – potting soil, to top off the planters filled with gravel. Get four 32-quart bags. – construction adhesive. Get 4 tubes. – 3-inch stainless-steel deck screws – 2-inch stainless-steel deck screws – 3-inch galvanized siding nails – 12-inch galvanized spikes Get eight Tools for How to Build a Planter Bench: – 4-foot level – miter saw – circular saw – jigsaw – Speed Square – drill/driver fitted with a 3/8-inch paddle bit – garden spade – hammer – hand tamper – caulk gun Follow This Old House: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldHouse Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisoldhouse Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thisoldhouse/ G+: https://plus.google.com/+thisoldhouse/posts Instagram: http://instagram.com/thisoldhouse Tumblr: http://thisoldhouse.tumblr.com/ Related PostsHow to Build a Privacy Planter – This Old HouseHow to Build a Living Wall Vertical Garden – This Old HouseHow to Build a Timber Retaining Wall – This Old HouseDIY Planter Box BenchHow to Install a Raised Vegetable Garden with Arbors – This Old HouseHow to Plant and Train Vines on a Fence – This Old House
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