Attach the Backrest to build a compost bench
Photo: Kolin Smith

Step 13: Attach the Backrest

Align the backrest assembly on top of the rear cap and post tops, as shown. Countersink pilot holes through the back of the 2x4 posts into the back of the angled brackets. Secure the assembly with 2½-inch deck screws. Then use 1¼-inch deck screws to secure the footer to the cap from behind.
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    Tools List

    • miter saw
      miter saw
    • spring clamp
    • circular saw
      circular saw
    • bar clamp
      bar clamp
    • drill
    • 1/8-inch bit with combination countersink
      combination countersink bit
    • 1/16-inch drill bit with combination countersink
      1/16-inch drill bit

    Shopping List

    1x4 clear cedar Get eleven 8-footers for the seat and supports.

    2x4 clear cedar Get five 8-footers for the corner posts.

    1x6 clear cedar Get eleven 8-footers for the slats.

    1x1 clear cedar Get one 8-footer for the seat lip.

    1¼- and 2½-inch deck screws

    48-inch continuous brass hinge