Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: San Antonio, TX
Simple Bench Design Question
I am new to the forum having been referred over from the DIY Chatroom. I have recently begun building my own projects and am excited to learn more from everyone here.
My question revolves around a simple bench project I am working on. I own a laundromat and would like to build two benches. My question has to do with adhering the benches to the floor. We are creating a 'kids area' complete with TV running kids movies in a loop. To that end I need to create a bench and then adhere it to the floor using concrete anchors so that the kids can't move it or hurt themselves with it.
The problem I run into is that I am using 4x4's for legs (wrapped in a simple 1x4 frame with 23/32 plywood for a sitting space - cushion to be added as well) and there is no easy way to anchor them to the floor. One idea is to use L brackets and the other is to add another board to the bottom for the sole purpose of providing the flat surface necessary to bolt to the floor.
Either option presents a material weakness that with enough blunt force could easily be broken. I was wondering if anyone else had any ideas to anchor 4x4's using concrete anchors that did not create such obvious weak spots.
Thanks in advance for your help!