Adding a Daybed/Bench to my deck

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Forum topic by MikeHGA79 posted 08-05-2009 04:02 PM 1997 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-05-2009 04:02 PM

Topic tags/keywords: modern deck pine

Hello Everyone, 1st post here….

So I recently added on to my deck and I’d like to add a daybed/bench for some seating and relaxation. The question is if it would be okay to mount the daybed/bench support to the outside of the beams. My deck is sitting on 2 pier blocks on that side of the deck and I used 2×10’s for the beams. I was planning on using 4×4’s as the main support for the daybed and using carriage bolts to secure the posts to the beam. I’ve included a picture for a little visual support.

The red lines would represent where the posts would be and attached.

I’m trying to avoid burying the posts into the ground with concrete, I like the look of them being attached to the deck.

I’m sure I left out some important info, ask away and thanks in advance!

Oh…and if anyone knows of any cool design plans for a daybed on a deck I’d appreciate that as well.


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#1 posted 08-06-2009 06:17 AM

I have built hundreds of handrails this way, I usually notch the 4×4s to sit half on the deck. As the wood dries you have to tighten the bolts. If I was going to build a daybed I would make it a seperate piece of furniture so you could move it around. If you want a bench with the 4×4s as part of the back support, this will work with the right design. If you need more help, you can send me a message and I’ll try to send you a sketch.

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