With TOH technical editor Mark Powers, This Old House online
Three 6-hour days
About This Video
In this video, learn how to craft a cozy seating spot for your yard.
Steps: 1. Make pilot holes for the post anchors. 2. Set the post anchors. 3. Level and square the post anchors 4. Dry-fit the pieces. 5. Assemble the legs. 6. Install the legs. 7. Cut and assemble the seat base. 8. Attach the base and lower crosspieces. 9. Cut the pieces and install the side supports. 10. Secure the center support. 11. Cut the seat boards. 12. Attach the seat boards. 13. Attach the backrest boards and cap the top. 14. Install the remaining crosspieces, and cut and attach the vertical strips. 15. Cut and install horizontal strips. 16. Cut the pieces and draw the tail profile. 17. Cut the rafter tails. 18. Install the rafters. 19. Install the purlins.
Shopping & Tool Lists
Supplies You Will Need:
All lumber listed is western red cedar. 2x4s Get twelve 8-foot boards. 1x4s Get at least four 8-foot boards. 1x2s Get at least nine 8-foot boards. 2x6s Get three 8-foot boards. 2x2s Get two 8-foot boards or five 4-foot spindles for the purlins. ¼-inch spacers cut from scrap. Post anchors Get four. Construction adhesive Stainless-steel trim-head screws You need three sizes: 1¼ inch, 2⅝ inch, and 3 inch.
Tools You Will Need:
2. miter saw
4. drill/driver and 1-inch paddle bit
5. caulk gun
6. 4-foot level
8. combination square
9. flexible curve to draw profile for rafter tails