How to Build a Garden Bench

Make this attractive, comfortable garden bench. We show you how to build it with simple biscuit joinery.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Table saw
  • Biscuit joiner
  • Router
  • Clamps
  • Hammer
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Drill bit set
  • Jigsaw
  • Tape measure
  • Speed square

You'll also need a 1/4-in. round-over router bit and a 1/2-in. Forstner bit.

See the Materials List.