This step by step diy woodworking project is about corner bench plans. This article features detailed plans for building a beautiful corner bench without a backrest. Adjust the size and the design of the bench to match your requirements. Work with good judgement and don’t forget to take a look over the rest of the related plans, as there are many designs and woodworking projects to select from.
Work with attention and don’t forget that a good planning will save you from many issues and it will keep the costs withing the total budget. Invest in high quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar. Drill pocket holes before inserting the galvanized screws, to prevent the wood from splitting. Add waterproof glue to the joints, in order to enhance the rigidity of the structure.
Projects made from these plans
Corner Bench Plans
- A – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 17 1/2” long, 2 pieces – 17 1/4″ long LEGS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 11 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 16″ long, 2 pieces – 35 3/4″ long FRAME
- C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12 1/2 long, 1 piece – 19″ long, 2 pieces – 34 1/2″ long BOTTOM
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 2 pieces – 44 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 40 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 36 3/4″ long PARTITIONS
Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses
Building a corner bench
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the sides frames for the corner bench. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to build the legs, the support and the horizontal brace out of 2×4 lumber.
Drill pocket holes at both ends of the brace after cutting them at 80 degrees. Center the brace to the legs and insert 2 1/2″ screws to create rigid joints. Drill pocket holes at the top of the legs and insert screws in the support.
Next, build the center support out of 2×4 lumber, using the information in the diagram. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the bottom brace and at both ends of the legs. Secure everything together using 2 1/2″ screws and waterproof glue.
The next step of the woodworking project is to attach the 2×4 support to the structure, as described in the diagram. Cut one end of the braces at 45 degrees and drill pocket holes at both ends.
Top Tip: Fit the braces to the structure and secure them into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the legs are perfectly vertical, before inserting the screws.
Afterwards, you need to install the 2×4 supports to the top of the structure, in order to add strength to the bench. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them to the top supports using 2 1/2″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the surface is perfectly even.
In order to get the job done in a professional manner, you need to attach the seat slats to the supports. Therefore, cut the slats at the right size and angle and secure them to the support by using galvanized screws and waterproof glue. Leave 1/4″ between the components and drill pilot holes before inserting the galvanized screws.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the woodworking project and to protect the stand from decay, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain. Fit the corner bench to a beautiful patio or to your hallway.
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