Step 5: Attach the Slats

attach the slats
Illustration: Gregory Nemec
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Cut back slats with rounded ends. Arrange them in a fan between the arms. Screw the slats to the rear seat slat and back braces, positioning the shorter brace as high as possible. Screw on the remaining seat slats.
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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