|The original version was 2 x 6s on top of logs.|
Aesthetic debate aside, the original design was simple and sturdy. Under the logs was a reliable source of fishing bait. But despite those practical advantages, it's true that the hassle of moving them every time we mowed was a bit of a drawback. So, making a set of proper benches got added to the to-do list. And now, a mere 12 months later, we get to cross it off!
|Like we did for the picnic table, we used our gate brace math spreadsheet to calculate the angles on end pieces--the width is 11" (two 2 x 6 boards-worth) and the height is 16", which turns out to be just about right for our picnic table.|
|Admittedly, the aesthetics of the complete set may also be slightly improved.|
What do your picnic benches look like?