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How to Add Built-in Seating to a Deck

By: Danny Lipford

Decks are great places to gather and entertain, but you need to make sure you have plenty of seating in place first. To make this deck more party friendly, we added a built-in corner bench made from treated lumber, with an angled back that attaches to the railing on the deck.

When building deck seating, make the seat 16”-18” high by 15″-18″ deep with a 15° to 20° slant on the back.

Watch this video to see how it was done and find some tips about how to install a built-in outdoor grill.

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  • Kathy Says:
    October 28th, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    I would like the measurements and instructions for the corner bench seat. Thank you.



  • KAITLYN Says:
    October 17th, 2016 at 10:08 am

    I would also like measurements and instructions on the how to add built in seating to your deck



  • Mike Lewis Says:
    October 8th, 2016 at 12:03 am

    I am interested in getting a copy of the plans for the corner seating shown in this video. Thanks



  • sam caldwell Says:
    June 2nd, 2016 at 8:46 am

    I would also like measurements and instructions on the how to add built in seating to your deck
    Sam



  • sam caldwell Says:
    May 25th, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    I would also like to get the measurements and instructions for the built in seating for the deck. Thanks



  • Sandy Woodruff Says:
    May 25th, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    I also would like the instructions to build the built in corner seating for a deck. Thank you. We are about to start the deck construction and these plans would be helpful especially if anything can be incorporated with the construction.



  • John Forberg Says:
    April 18th, 2016 at 7:21 am

    I also would like the instructions to build the built in corner seating for a deck. Thank you. We just finished the deck flooring and if you put individual chairs on the deck you lose way to much room. This built in seating is ideal. Even a small propane fire pit would be a hit near the seating.



  • Gerald Says:
    January 30th, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Is it possible to get the measurements and instructions for the built-in seating for a deck? And also for the cabinet for the outdoor grill? Thanks.


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