This step by step diy woodworking project is about corner bench with planter box plans. I have designed this simple corner bench with planter so you can add a beautiful project to your backyard. This planter bench is built from 2x4s and 1x6s and it is very sturdy. Check out all my planter plans HERE. If you enjoy my design, don’t forget to take a look over the rest of my free plans HERE.
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Projects made from these plans
Corner Bench with Planter Plans
- A – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 17″ long, 2 pieces – 10 1/2″ long LEGS
- B – 12 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 45″ long, 4 pieces – 16 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 10 1/2″ long SEAT
- C – 4 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 13 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 16 1/2″ long FRAMES
- D – 3 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 15″ long BOTTOM
- E – 12 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 20″ long SIDES
- F – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 18″ long, 2 pieces – 19 1/2″ long TRIMS
How to build a 2×4 bench
The first step of the project is to build the legs for the planter bench. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the legs and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the support. Align the edges with attention and make sure the corners are square.
Continue the project by assembling the seats for the corner bench. Cut the components as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the side components and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular beams. Place a piece of 2×4 lumber between the seat slats, to create even gaps.
Fit the legs to the seats of the corner bench. Align the edges and make sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes through the seat frame and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the legs.
Next, you need to assemble the frames for the planter box. Cut the components for the frames from 1×2 lumber. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to make the two frames. Align the edges with attention and check if the corners are square.
Attach the 1×6 slats to the frames, as shown in the diagram. Use glue and 1 1/4″ nails to secure the slats to the frames. Leave no gaps between the slats.
Fit 1×6 slats to the bottom of the planters. Align the edges with attention and make sure there are no gaps between the slats. Insert 1 5/8″ screws to secure the slats to the cleats. Drill pilot holes through the slats to prevent the wood from splitting.
Use 1×3 lumber for the to planter trims. Use a miter saw to make 45 degree cuts at both ends of the trims. Align the edges with attention and insert 2″ nails to secure the trims into place tightly.
Fit 2×2 pieces of lumber to the exterior of the planter. Align the edges and then secure them into place with 1 5/8″ screws.
Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes and the dents 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 enhance the look of the bench and to protect them from the elements.
This is a simple woodworking project, so any person with basic diy skills can get the job done in a few hours. check out all my furniture plans HERE, for even more building inspiration.
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