2x4 Basics Deck Bench Brackets - Sand, 2-Pk., Model# 90168
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
Deck Bench Brackets
Nice product…does what it is designed to do. Could have been engineered better to allow easier access to screw holes...although I must admit I didn't install them exactly as the directions described. I used composite decking lumber and anchored all the boards from behind and underneath so none of the hardware was exposed. Due to the fact that the composite decking is not as rigid as pressure treated lumber, I also mounted them 14 inches on center instead of the recommended 16. Overall, very useful, convenient item!
August 11, 2008
Made my dock bench easy to build
The width of my dock walkway is 5' wide so I needed a bench that was not too wide but was sturdy. These brackets mount at the back of the dock and take up a minimum of space on the walkway. They are very sturdy after the boards are attached. Don't be disappointed by their flexibility before the boards are attached. I did add one 2x4 on the seat to widen it since I found that it was a bit too narrow for me.
Also, the hardware is black oxide steel and will eventually rust so I changed to stainless steel and galvanized fasteners. This is why I give it four stars instead of 5 stars. I believe most benches will be out in the weather so it makes sense to me to put in some type of corrosion resistant fasteners. I used an impact driver for attaching the screws and did not have any problems with the predrilled holes in the brackets.
The instructions are clear and easy to understand. I made the 8' version so there are very few boards that need to be cut. The cutting schedule is easy to follow. I used inexpensive treated SYP, primed and painted to match some other colors at the dock and I get a lot of compliments for a 'job well done'.
August 11, 2008
I bought these because I had a 10x12 deck that was already built and I wanted to add a bench and a rail, but due to the size of my deck I was unable to do it while keeping sufficient room to move. I bought these and they were very easy to install. By my self I put the brackets on in one day and the wood on in another. Everything went very smoothly. I would highly recommend these to anyone who wants a rail but is low on space. I would deffinately use these brackets again, and I'm considering getting the work bench model
April 21, 2008