5 ft Bench with Back Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 5 ft bench with back plans. I have designed this bench with backrest so you can enjoy quality time in the garden. This bench has a sturdy frame and it is very easy to build. Make sure you invest in weather resistant lumber, such as cedar or redwood, for a professional result and durability. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.

When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.

 

 

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5 ft Bench with Back Plans

Building a 5 ft bench

Building a 5 ft bench

 

  • A – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 17″ long LEGS
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 17 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 51″ long SUPPORT 
  • C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 13 1/4″ long, 1 piece of 2×2 lumber – 54″ long, 1 piece – 4 3/4″ long SEAT  FRAME
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 26 3/4″ long BACKREST SUPPORTS
  • E – 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 60″ long BACKREST
  • F – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 60″ long BACKREST

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How to build a 5 ft bench with back

Building the braces

Building the braces

The first step of the project is to build the braces for the garden bench. Use a saw to make angle cuts to both ends of the supports, as shown in the diagram. Smooth the edges with attention.

Building the legs

Building the legs

Use 2×4 lumber for the legs. Make 15 degree cuts at both ends of the legs, as shown in the plans.

Assembling the sides

Assembling the sides

Next, lay the legs on a level surface and against a straight edge. Fit the braces to the legs and align the edges with attention. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to secure the braces to the legs.

Fitting the backrest supports

Fitting the backrest supports

Use 2×4 lumber for the backrest supports. Use a jigsaw to round the top of the supports. Fit the supports to the sides of the bench, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws.

Fitting the stretcher

Fitting the stretcher

Fit the 2×4 stretcher to the bottom of the bench. Drill pilot holes through the braces and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the stretcher. Make sure the corners are square and plumb the sides with a spirit level.

Assembling the seat frame

Assembling the seat frame

Next, build the bench frame, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock everything together tightly.

Fitting the bench seat slats

Fitting the bench seat slats

Lay the 2×4 slats to the frame of the bench to build the seat. Center the slats leaving 3″ overhang on both sides. Fit a piece of 1/4″ plywood to create even gaps. Frill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to secure the slats to the frame.

Middle support

Middle support

Fit a 2×2 support under the seat. Drill pocket holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws

Fitting the backrest slats

Fitting the backrest slats

Fit the 2×4 boards to the back of the bench. Center the slats into place, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws.

5 ft Bench with Back Plans

5 ft Bench with Back Plans

Make sure you take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain over the components to protect them from decay.

5 ft Bench with Back Plans - front view

5 ft Bench with Back Plans – front view

You can easily make adjustments to my plans to suit your needs and tastes. See all my bench plans HERE. Moreover, you can adjust the height of the legs. See all my outdoor furniture projects HERE.

 

 

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