I was browsing for wood plans and found this bench. I would not use
this exact design due to the rear legs. The designer seemed to want
it not to tip over back. But threw away longevity. I may alter it
by using a 2x6 for the rear legs to address the back tipping and
make them vertical.
There was a kid's picnic table that I found that didn't look too
Mostly it's fun just reading through them.
[This followup was posted to rec.woodworking and a copy was sent to the
The rear legs made the way shown in the plan are a integral part of
making the structure strong. The triangles formed by the rear leg
joining at the top front and at the lower rear corner of the seat/back
make it so that the end frame assembly does not flex or scissor on it
If you try to replace the rear leg with just a vertical piece you will
have rendered the end frame assembly to be a rectangle and susceptible
to flexing and quickly becoming wobbly.
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