Easy-does-it garden bench
Add the slats and finish
1 Plane 5/4 cedar deck boards to 3/4" thick. Cut the front/back seat slats (G) and center seat slats (H) to size. Round over the slats' edges and ends, where shown on Drawing 2. Sand the slats smooth.
2 Before mounting the slats, apply a coat of waterproof penetrating oil wood sealer to the bench frame and slats. (We used Behr Premium Clear Weatherproofing Wood Sealer & Finish, available at Home Depot.) To give the bottoms of the legs (A) extra protection, soak them in sealer in a disposable pie pan.
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