Step 1: Assemble the Base

assemble the base
Illustration: Gregory Nemec
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Cut the front legs to length and width. Make the seat supports, which are also the back legs. Round off one end of each seat support and angle the other end. Screw the seat supports together with a crosspiece overlapping their angled ends. Attach the front legs to the crosspiece.
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    Tools List

    • jigsaw
      Jigsaw
    • drill
      Drill/driver

    Shopping List

    1. 6-inch pressure-treated decking You'll need about seven 6-footers to make the back slats, arm rests, seat supports, seats slats and front crosspiece.

    2. 4-inch pressure-treated decking Pick up two 6-footers to construct the back braces, front legs, and blocking for the arm rests.

    3. 1-inch pressure-treated baluster You'll need 44-inches of material for two 22-inch raisers to support the back braces.

    4. 100-grit sand paper

    5. 2-inch deck screws