Built a Shooting Bench Today!

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  1. Navy87Guy

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    I decided to take advantage of the nice weather and build a shooting bench. I generally followed these plans:

    https://howtospecialist.com/workshop/free-shooting-bench-plans/

    Other than the fact that it weighs a ton (which I know is good for shooting - not so good for moving it into place), I’m pretty happy with the results. I used pressure-treated 2”x6” for the framing and Trex decking for the top. (It’s my “go to” material for exterior projects!). I used 2 1/2” GRK fasteners — so it’s solid.

    Now to finish the backstop so I can use it!!

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  2. hossfly

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    Very nice.
     
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  3. Armored farmer

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    Nice and solid!
    You'll get many years of good use from that.
     
  4. bannockburn

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    Looks great and you got to love how solid and substantial it is! First rate job sir!
     
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    Built to last. Well done!
     
  6. Navy87Guy

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    I just did some math...I used 6 pieces of 2x6x8 ft pressure treated lumber and a little over 3 pieces of 8 ft Trex decking. So that works out to be a little over 200 lbs. once I’m sitting on it, there’s no what that thing is moving!! :D
     
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  7. horsemen61

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    Awesome looking bench my dude!!!!
     
  8. Legionnaire
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    Nice job! Looks great!
     
  9. glove

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    Nice Job. When will the kits be available?
     
  10. Navy87Guy

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    Ha! I did assign each part a letter and labeled them for easier assembly. I pretty much followed the plans (although I dorked up the angle brace and I provided a bit).
     
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    Great bench.
     
  12. Speedo66

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    Very nice!

    Strong enough for a two person mini deck. lol
     
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    Very nice, looks very well built!
     
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    Very solid. My dad and I put concert under ours for even more weight. Used a front end loader to flip it upright. YourS is way nicer. Ours weighs more. Excellent work.
     
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  15. Good Ol' Boy

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    Nice!

    Now get that backstop finished so you can use it.
     
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  16. Walkalong

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    Great job!
     
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    I should add, thanks for the link to the plans. Filed away for future reference.
     
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  18. bwalker36

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    This makes me want to spend more time with my dad and learn all the real life skill I don't have hah
     
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    Great job!
     
  20. danez71

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    I hate to be the bearer of bad news but you'll need to start over.... the "E" piece was assembled upside down. :alien:
     
  21. doubleh

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    Looks good to me.
     
  22. peeplwtchr

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    Yeah hurry up so I can use it. Chop chop.
     
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    Awesome! Looks great.
     
  24. Bugster

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    If our home was outside the city, I would have a range of my own and a shooting bench like that sitting on a cement pad so I could also use a shooters mat for prone shooting.
    Very nice shooting bench my friend, awesome job.
     
  25. luzyfuerza

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    My home range is ready to go, but I don't have any rests built yet. You've inspired me...going to town tomorrow to get materials.
     
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