How To Build A Bench Around The Tree In Your Yard

One way to decorate the area around the tree in your yard is to build a bench around it. This will also give you a place where you can sit and relax and enjoy in the beautiful day. And guess what, it is not that difficult to built one such bench and today we want to show you how you can do it.

Here is an overview of how to build a tree bench


This project may take you some time to finish it, but you will love when you see the final result of it. You can do it on your own or maybe make it with a partner to help you lift heavy pieces and fit the sections together. Here is a list of the materials that you will need to get before starting with this project:

  • strips of cardboard to create a template and spacers
  • ¼ – inch – thick scrap lumber or shims
  • 5⁄4×6 decking for the seat and stringers for the leg assemblies
  • 2×6 framing for the backrest, legs and apron 3⁄8×4 – inch galvanized carriage bolts
  • 3/8-inch galvanized locking washers
  • 3/8-inch nuts
  • 2-inch stainless-steel deck screws
  • 3-inch stainless-steel deck screws
  • wood glue

Here is a step-by-step guide of how to build a tree bench


This project will cost you about $770. Find the detailed instructions on This Old House blog.

And now go on the next page to see some examples of wonderful benches around trees.