hey guys I'm Glen and my backyard could sure use a little TLC and with such a busy schedule it's a challenge staying on top of everything but the good thing is you get to see me transform my entire backyard overtime we got to start somewhere so let's start with a concrete bench and I'm hoping that that can set the tone in the backyard and big thanks to wrangling rigs workwear for sponsoring this video and for the next couple of weeks I will be testing out their cool vintage jeans and I'll let you know what my thoughts are on that now if you've been around for quite some time you know we actually teamed up in the past curate a modern dog house which is one of the best looking thing in my backyard and I'm still proud of that build so I know the durability and the comfort their product provide and before we dive into the video I'm gonna give you a list of things that I use to make this bin so you can make one for yourself so here's what you need to pick up one three-quarter inch sheet of metal of mine you'll also need some two by 8 and 1/2 by 12 eighty pound bags of concrete three of those a couple corner brackets you'll also need some deck screws and some tap cons and don't forget the rebar to add some strength to your form and for less than $100 you too can have an awesome bench like this hanging around in your backyard to make the melamine more manageable I first cut it down with my circular saw then I took it over to the table saw where I'm ready to find the cuts I cut all the larger pieces first then the smaller ones and since I'm making two of these I need to duplicate every cut now of course you can use a circular saw to make all the cuts but using a table saw is much more efficient and speeds up the process now after all the parts were cut and I just wanted to double-check and confirm that everything was here I set it up quickly just to get a view of it and what it would look like since I'm using metal mine this stuff is really easy to split so you want to make sure you pre-drill your hole before you install the screws after analyzing the form and figuring out the best way to be able to disassemble the form I use one and a half inch screws to secure everything together the goal is to make sure that it's easy to come apart but you know if you run into any issues it's pretty cheap so you can always destroy a piece or two to remove it now what majority of the farm already assembled I'm going to now attach the sides to the back and if you notice I'm putting all the screws along the side I don't want to do it from the bottom because this way I will have to lift the form and work from the bottom now I can just remove the screws along the side and pull the form away now I decided to add these smaller pieces here and the purpose of them is to keep the box from swaying in the middle section I also add a tape along the open hand on the melamine and this is to prevent the cement from getting stuck to it and making it tough to come out so this is what the boxes should look like and once you're done you should have a total of two of these identical boxes now before jumping into the next stage I want to wipe out the box using a wet rag and this is to remove any loose dust I'm gonna then take a caulking gun and then caulk all the corners now this way I can close up all the gaps and have a round over edge on the concrete legs now although you can use your fingers I prefer to use this spreader you will get a professional bead of caulking every time and each corner has a different size of spread on it allow the caulking are dry and then we can move on to the next step for reinforcement I'm going to use three eighths rebar which you can find in two feet section at your local hardware store and with the few bags of concrete on hand I was hoping I had enough for this project project only took just over two and a half bags so three bags should do the trick you'd more likely want to use a wheelbarrow or you can also use a mixing bin like this one here just apply a good amount of water until you get a good mix and you just want to make sure you turn over every piece so that everything is wet the mix came out a bit wetter than I hoped for and I didn't really notice until I started pouring the concrete into the form but at this point I wasn't planning on pouring it back and adding more mixed to it so I'm just gonna proceed now this seems to be about the halfway point so I'm gonna take the rebars and sit them in the mix and then mix another layer of mix and then add it on top being that we are at the halfway mark this is probably a good time to vibrate the form just to get some of the air pockets out and after the second layer of mix was added I'm gonna take my reciprocating saw and vibrate the perimeter of the forum now do the same thing for the other form and then we'll be on to the next step now I have to let in the form sit for about a week or so I can now remove the form around the concrete and it is now ready for handling with the screws removed at the bottom I can gently remove the form from around the concrete I removed the top part on the form and the remainder of it was pretty easy to come off the back just pretty much slid right off the middle part came out pretty easy as well but the second form I had a little more of a headache so I was able to drill out this section here without having my hand and then remove it but everything else came apart just fine so as I'm pointing to the gap here between the wood and the concrete which is good because it allowed for the wood to expand when temperature change and I'll counter that gap by using a piece of wood going the opposite grain direction and sit that in a slot and I can make that super tight I am now at the opposite end which I'm going to take a small piece of wood place that on the inside and Mark the inside of that this way I know where to cut the wood that piece of wood was sit on the outside had an end grain to make the bench a little more pleasant to the touch I'm gonna stand a few of the corners and some of the surface down so it's a bit more smoother but of course doing this will remove some of the cement layer and also expose some of the rocks but I can totally live with this being that it's an outdoor bench and you can always resurface it touching up the spots that actually need it pad in the rocks and just making it smoother and a bit more professional and at this point I'm going to apply concrete sealer this one leave a bit of a wet look to it I applied four coats on it and basically what this does is add a layer of protection and it also makes the concrete waterproof before adding Mesilla you want to make sure that the surface is clean and free of dust I use a shop vac to do that prior to add in a sealer the number I'm using here is southern yellow pine and I'm gonna run over it using a hundred and fifty grit sandpaper this should kind of remove all the rough ends for the smaller boards which will be the seat I'm gonna round those over with a round over bit on the router I'll send these down as well and I repeat the same process for the remaining six I also ripped another piece of yellow pine which will act as support underneath the bench all the screws I'm using in this project they're all outdoor rated they're mainly used for decks and outdoor projects and I did not want to use regular screws because over time those will rust but the numbers are sitting on the country I'm going to take a piece of string and tie it around both legs and I want to make sure that the legs are straight in parallel with each other because now I'm going to use this string as a guideline for adding the individual piece of lumber so the plan here is to sit the individual lumber in between the string allowing the lumber to barely touch the strings and this should keep all your boards lined up the two lumber on the outer most of the bench these pieces will never be glued because those need to stay removable for the remainder of the boards we can add wood glue and now I'm going to take clamps to clamp those into place slide under the bench and attach a few screws from the bottom and once the first one is done you can then take a piece of three-quarter inch border of any sort and place it between each using that as your spacer now as I stated the two other boards will never be glued and that's because that needs to be removable I'm now going to attach a small piece of lumber on the outside of each lumber that sits on the outer side of the bench this piece of lumber will continue the lumber of the seat all the way to the end and it will also cover the screws below I added a total of three screws two on the outside and one in the middle so the way I plan to attach the wood to the concrete will be to method this is part 1 this will be tapcon going through the wood and down into the concrete and I'll be using 4-inch tap cons and these are the screws that will be covered by the top part of the seat now I won't install them just yet because I need to move the bench and that would just make it a whole lot lighter if I can move the bench in individual pieces and this part of the seat will be installed like the others only without glue I'm going to kind of sink the holes on this piece of lumber just to give it a clean look and this piece will be used to add the end grains of the other boards that meets it I'm now going to apply a couple layers of Minwax urethane and this should provide protection to the lumber preventing water from penetrating and it's also UV rated and for a longevity of the lumber it's best to cover both the top and the bottom now you can apply this with a roller or also a foam brush but I'm using a polyurethane brush which is made for this and it's easy to wash out I've been using it for quite some time now basically when I'm done with it I just put it in some mineral spirit wash it out put it up and it'll be ready for me the next time I get ready to use it now I used to leave my brushes and plastic bags in containers and simply because I used to forget them but after a while you do that enough and it start adding up so I was hoping that I could put this bench together today but you know I'm down in Florida and it don't rain as much here but today just happened to be one of those rainy days and I'm unable to finish putting this together in the rain kind of ease that right now though I'm gonna show you guys how I plan to finish this off and you have an idea on where my vision was going but it's pretty simple from here on out now as I previously showed you the way I'm gonna attach it from the top and I'll show you again I'm gonna also attach it from the bottom using this corner bracket and basically these few holes up top is gonna go into the wood and then right at the bottom owner gonna use the outer two holes now it's very moment I don't know where I'm gonna put it once I find out then I can settle on putting this down but for now I'm just gonna show you guys the way that I'm planning to put it together so that you have an idea on how to end results we'll look and you'll see this in a future video as well when I make some fire pits and some other things outside the holes on the ends are the ones I'm going to use to attach the wood to the bench but currently I'm going to drill a new one in the middle as a way to keep the bench together temporarily so that no one knocks it over I can then take the removable part of the bench sit that into place attach it from the bottom take the outside piece that cover the end grains screw that into place and that's pretty much it now I haven't quite picked the perfect location in the backyard just yet but when I do I'll be sure to give you guys an update if this is the first time by the channel be sure to subscribe for more awesome do-it-yourself project I'm going with DIY Curtis and I'll see you guys next time you

MODERN Outdoor Concrete and Wood BENCH

44 thoughts on “MODERN Outdoor Concrete and Wood BENCH

  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    Overall I am happy with this bench. I believe this will be the start of an amazing back yard. Be sure to check the video description for more details on the bench. If you want to see what I'm working on next check me out here. https://www.instagram.com/diycreators2015/ If you would like to support the channel and future content go here. https://www.patreon.com/diycreators

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    Use a spray can,of mould release…

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    Dude! Best looking thing in my backyard is my wife!!!!

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    Awesome, I love the style of the bench.

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    $100 worth of material, $700 worth of time, end up looking like a $150 bench

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    Should have used cedar wood instead of pine.

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    Simple plans but beautifully executed. Excellent video so I’m subscribing to see more. Cheers for sharing from UK

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    Good design but, edges cant hold the weight with two screws in the middle, need more support from beneath.

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    What kind of camera u use ? 👍👍👍

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    Dude is just a bench! A Bench!! Except if you’re a carpenter all this preparation is unnecessary… You can just take a square mold and put a plank with wrapped nylon bag in the middle! Then take out the nylon bag and put a new one!

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    https://youtu.be/PYVYJFJGghg

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    заебись!!!

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    Honestly I am not that into your style but I hand it to you for being very detailed. You seem like a great teacher. Good job bro. I’ll keep watchin’

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    4:47 do you have to wait a week or was that just because of your schedule?

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    You are Awesome. OMG

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    I concur , using the reciprocating saw as a vibrator for concrete is freakin genius, 🤟

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    Sweet bench, respect your attention to detail as well, always appreciate a carpenter who cares. Nice job

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    Great video – new sub 👍🏻

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    Omg..good idea..do You speak spanish??..me gustan sus videos..saludos desde México

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    You are my inspiration men

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    Should have made it a dovetail

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    You can ditch the concrete I would have my two kids hold up the wooden boards while I sit and enjoy my garden.

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    Вот чем Рой Джонс занимается в России!

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    You are the best presenter, It' easy and good idea.

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    what attachment to vibrate with your saw? How'd you make it? Good video idea.

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    Your videos are wonderful. How do you come up with your designs? All your designs are functional and beautiful.

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    Please promote 25 pound bags of concrete, the elderly can’t pick up the 50, 60 pound bags. Thanks

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    Nice. Maybe you can implant a metal screw anchor to the cement so you will not have to drill?

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    Excellent video!

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    ну так себе

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    I have some comments about your design… I would estimate that each concrete section weighs about 100-125 lbs. So even if you could pick it up to move it, the wood structure would be destroyed. So even to move it a few inches is very difficult without damaging it.. Lastly, structurally, it is VERY STRONG to hold vertical weight… BUT in the sideways direction, the bench is balanced by the concrete standing… It is only held together with three thin blue concrete screws. If I came from the side and kicked or jumped on the concrete, the side forces would make the entire bench collapse. Very dangerous. If I was making that, I would use lag screws, and put an additional bottom support beam to connect the 2 concrete bases…

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    Sir, I have been watching your videos… You are the best presenter on YouTube…. You should bring your talents to TV or professional training videos. Good Luck in the future….

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    Cool project man! Pro-Tip: Keep an eye on the crown 👑 of the wood for exterior projects like this bench or for decking you want that crown up to avoid water sitting on the wood longer than necessary.

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    U are smart nice work everytime

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    MUITO BOA DICA SEU CONTEÚDO E ÓTIMO A ABRAÇO DO BRASIL.

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