2x4 Basics Deck Bench Brackets - Sand, 2-Pk., Model# 90168
Super solution for deck seating
These were a simple and effective solution for creating attractive perimeter deck seating that doesn't eat much into the deck space.
I designed a basic picnic table with benches on two sides to complement the built-in deck seating. If I want to seat a large group around the deck, I just move the table so that its benches are arranged along side the rail on the other end.
The only minor complaint is that there is a fair amount of space between the 2x4s used for the seats. A couple people said it was uncomfortable if they sat a bit slanted on the seat. You can add a third 2x4 to alleviate that issue.
I've never seen a similar product elsewhere. It really came in handy to solve our seating issue on our small deck.
July 18, 2014
Outstanding, easy to install and loads of compliments from neighbors. Great shortcut to nice deck seats that double as railing. Used at RV seasonal site.
June 30, 2014
It is a nice product . Makes it easy to make a good looking bench . Also it only takes 6" of your deck space . The rest of the bench over hangs the deck and becomes part of your railing . I order it from northerntool.com. They were the cheapest place to buy this product an they always did a good job shipping it .
June 1, 2014
Sturdy Product, a few design flaws
I use these on my dock, and they make a great bench that does not take up hardly any dock space. My dock is an "L" shape and putting the bench on the "L" portion makes an absolutely cool spot to sit and watch the water and sunsets. They should be engineered a bit wider to allow more room for the lag screw heads and tools to access them. I take them on and off each year with my docks, and they are awkward to get on and off due to the alignment. Otherwise, I like them and will probably order another set.
April 29, 2013
Used this product on the deck beside my pool, screwed to the decking surface without any problems. saved me tons of time and gave my deck a unique look. Slim design and fact that it puts the bench over the edge, saved valuable space.
June 13, 2011
All you need is some straight lumber and everything else is included. Makes a nice bench for the deck.
July 13, 2009
These great products were first used on decks that were built for my mother-in-law.
We all liked them so much that we then added them to our own existing porch, the deck surrounding our hot tub, and finally to a small bridge that goes to an island on our lake. They are one of the best investments that we have made as some of our family really need seating and can't stand for long periods.
These make the decks, hot tub, and even the bridge much more accessible and usable. The grandchildren love to "feed the fish" and the younger ones use the bench to boost them up for dispensing fish food....we all LOVE them!
Great product and easy to install.
November 18, 2008
These bench brackets are great, easy to install and make a great bench. I used them to make a bench around my deck , instead of a railing. The bench is sturdy and a great way to build a bench.
November 17, 2008
This is an excellent product and I highly recommend it.
I just built a new house with two large decks. These brackets worked perfectly! They not only add a lot of sitting area without taking up deck floor space, but also serve as a railing to meet code requirements.
I used Trex decking and also used Trex for the benches themselves with no problems at all. Driving some of the screws in tight corners is easier with a swivel adapter and a cordless impact driver.
The directions are easy to follow and basic carpentry skills allow you to miter corners to follow the contours of the deck.
The finished look is clean and functional and draws many favorable comments.
November 17, 2008
Bought and assembled a deck bench using these brackets. I had to make minor modifications to fit an existing deck, but this was easy. The brackets went up fine and are very sturdy. I would like to see some kind of corner brace to help stiffen the corner. I will fabricate some kind of brace for the corner as it seems a little weak, but this should be an easy fix. I used decking lumber to match the rest of the deck and it all worked out just fine. A nice addition with very little lost space.
August 18, 2008