What You Need for This Project
Make the Base
Put the Bench Legs Together
Assemble the two end sections of the bench legs and leave the fittings slightly loose (Project Diagram, Drawing 1). Thread each end assembly onto the 42 inch pipe and then stand the bench on a flat surface. Adjust the tightness of the fittings to level the bench and eliminate wobbles.
Spray Paint the Assembly
Wipe down all of the pipes and fittings to remove any labels and oily residue. Apply two coats of bronze spray paint according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Make the Seat
Start Building the Bench
Glue the two MDF seat panels together and then glue the 1 in. x 2 in. x 48 in. rails along the centre (Project Diagram, Drawing 2). Use painter’s tape to secure the parts while the glue dries.
Cut four layers of carpet padding to fit the bench. Stack the padding on the bench and then bevel the top edge with scissors for a rounded upholstery edge.
Put the Fabrics On
Attach the Base to the Seat
With the upholstered seat still upside down, centre the pipe base on the MDF. Drill 1/8 in. pilot holes and drive the screws through the pipe flanges.
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