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DIY Door Tailgate Bench

Mark Steines is showing you how to make the perfect addition to your next tailgate party.
DIY Door Tailgate Bench
Materials
  • Wooden Door/ Wood Plank (22” to 24” deep) (49” Long – Cut an inch longer than 3 or 4 times the stud Distance)
  • 4 - 3-In. Eye Bolts
  • 3 Hinges
  • Screws (3 3-inch/ 15 regular)
  • 4 U-Bolt Clamps
  • Rope
  • Socket Wrench
  • Crowbar
  • Measuring Tape
  • Drill

Directions

1. Measure the distance between your studs

2. Cut your door (can be cut at local hardware store) so that it is 24” deep by 49” long (49” is good if your studs are 16 inches apart. If not, cut your door to be slightly longer than 4 times the distance of your studs)

3. Measure 33 inches up your wall and mark along the studs

4. Prop the door up to be level with your measurements

5. Attach hinges to door at same distance of studs

6. Attach hinges to wall along each stud, using the 3 inch screws where the hinges meet the
stud.

7. Drill hole into outside corners of the door

8. Twist eyebolt into each hole on both sides, using wrench to tighten completely

9. Twist one eyebolt into two outside studs above door, using crowbar to tighten completely

10. Thread two ropes through eyebolts on both sides and keep in place with U-Bolt Clamps.
Tighten with socket wrench. (Be sure that when rope is tightened and in place, the door angles slightly upward to account for sitting weight)

11. Paint as desired

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