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Old 03-03-2013, 03:06 PM   #1
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I am putting some benches on my deck using the 2x4 basics brackets system. Has anyone used these before? The reviews I have read say the hardware isn't sufficient so I will be getting my own. Also, I am using all 2x6 boards and was wondering how far I could put the brackets apart with no sag. Recommendations are every 20 to 24 inches. Photos would be great if you have any! Thanks
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:08 PM   #2
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Thats a new one on me, we are usually the ones asking for photos.
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:09 PM   #3
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How about a web site of these brakets you suggesting using.
I've never once seen a DIY bracket kit worth buying.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:00 PM   #4
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just one thought on deck benches (kinda of sidebar to your question) benches are typically around 19" to 24" in height. if your railing is at 36" then you'll only have 12" to 17" above the level of the bench and children could be at risk of falling over the rail. if ground level deck not too bad (hopefully), if the deck is 8' off the ground then that'd be about an 11' fall.

just some food for thought ........ good luck!
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Website is www.2x4basics.com. Check out dekmate. Luckily, our deck is very low to ground. The finished back and railing around the rest of the deck will be at 39". Thanks for the responses.... Just want to make sure they are worth it.
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What's the weight max for the brackets
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:47 PM   #7
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that is a mighty narrow seat offered with those brackets. I would have to modify them or come up with a another system with more seat available.
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Yea the narrowness does puzzle me.... Does anyone happen to have any plans for DIY benches along these lines?
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