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Craft Your Own Slat Garden Love Seat for a Relaxing Evening

It will not be long before the colors of spring turn into the sights and sounds of a warm, enticing summer that will tempt you to spend more time outdoors. While some prefer the beach and others might just love hanging out on the pool deck, a fabulous love seat that lets you cozy up with someone dear is also a great choice. Why not make this even more special by crafting the slat garden love seat all on your own?

VIEW IN GALLERYDIY Love Seat - step1

VIEW IN GALLERYDIY Love Seat - wood cutting

That’s right, making your own garden love seat is much easier than it sounds and if you have worked with wood before on smaller DIY projects, then this will seem like a really simple task. And if you do manage to get it right and use quality wood and take good care of this outdoor love seat, it will definitely last a decade or two!

Materials and Tools Used:

  • 1 of 900 x 900mm 16mm marine plywood
  • 7 of 20 x 94mm PAR pine – cut to 1040mm length
  • 12 of 20 x 69mm PAR pine
  • 3 cut to 1000mm length
  • 9 cut to 1040mm length
  • 5 x 50mm cut screws

Wood glue, Wood filler

  • Exterior sealer
  • Mineral turpentine
  • Drill / Driver plus assorted bits
  • Jigsaw and clean-cut blade
  • Orbital sander plus 60-, 120- and 240-grit sanding pads
  • Rags, Paintbrush, Tape measure and pencil

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You start off by cutting the sides and centre supports from plywood sheet (or any other hardwood you picked) and then move on to the center section. From here it is all about securing the supports and the planks that make up the seat to get the shape of the love seat. You can head over to Hometalk for a detailed step-by-step guide and additional resources that will ensure you have no difficulty in crafting this DIY slat love seat.

Finish it off with some sanding and a couple of coats of sealer and you have a gorgeous garden seating option that could the place for some awesome summer evenings!