|Item Weight||6 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||2.3 x 18.2 x 22 inches|
|Item model number||90176|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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The other major problem is that the lag screws included to hold the bracket to the deck are WAY too short. They don't penetrate (common) 5/4" decking, so the most important connection point from bracket to deck is just screwed into a deck board and not into any strong structural member. Not the way to anchor a railing & bench. I think the reason for the short lags is that the spot where the lags go is under that angled plastic brace you see running across the middle of the bracket, so there's very little room to get a longer lag screwed in there. It's about impossible with a ratchet or drill/driver. The solution is to switch the lag screws for some lags that are both suitable for use in pressure treated lumber and long enough to penetrate the bracket, decking and well into a joist or some blocking below. I used coated 3 1/2" lags. You can start them as far as possible with a drill, then you need to switch to an open-end or box-end wrench to (very slowly & tediously) drive the lags down about 1/8'th turn at a time.Read more ›
Instructions were great, they were easy to assemble, and it came out great !
I used the screws and nuts and bolts the kits came with, I don't see them as being any sort of issue
1. Definitely replace the hardware if you are building outside with galvanized materials where possible. Will last.
2. Keep to the directions and recommendations on spacing - distance from end and between supports during bench run.
3. Don't be surprised if there is some "wobble" until you finish tying everything together. I was paying a lot of attention to wanting to make sure this didn't fall off the side of the deck with grandkids on it!
4. Even with the extra attention to wobble. I reinforced hardware to bolts vs. lags into the deck surface. Also put a board at base of the front and used brackets to secure to deck. Second probably wasn't needed, but again...not taking any risk.
I like that you can basically customize your board layout. Good recommendation in the directions, but I used smaller spacing and move boards on back rest.
I have since added railing to tie into my setup and the compliments are rolling in. Great solution, just some things for folks to consider as they go.
I am disappointed in the hardware, most of which I had to replace with hardware designed for use with PT lumber.
My bench has a 60 degree turn in the middle of it so I made test cuts on scrap wood before making any cuts in the final lumber so I could get the angles correct. I'm glad I did because the angle of the back was actually 14 degrees but the directions specified it as 12 degrees.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Makes the job easier/ quicker, although I did do my own reinforcement but I am sure they are fine withoutPublished 1 month ago by T
the color is a bit deceiving, but I love our new bench as an addition to our deck.Published 4 months ago by Lisa Williamson
Surprised how easily it installed. Bought about 10 brackets to partially rail my deck with built in seating. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Joe
All I can say is unbelievable product worked perfectly made a 12 foot bench in about two hours. And the price unbelievable even comes with all the hardware and instructions.Published 6 months ago by George
Works fine but a bit light weight for some of the heavier folks. A little renforcement is required to correct.Published 6 months ago by Greg Grundtisch
These are such an awesome invention to help our small deck look bigger! The only downside is how long it took to wratchet every nail in. We're very impressed though.Published 6 months ago by Lynn C.
Of lesser quality than desired. Went for heavy duty aluminum instead.Published 6 months ago by Nathan Farlow