This step by step diy woodworking project is about 2×4 planter bench plans. This is yet another project that you could built with 2x4s. I have designed this planter bench so you could create an awesome seating project with a planter box attached to it. 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
2×4 Planter Bench Plans
- A – 16 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 18″ long, 4 pieces – 20″ long SLATS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 17″ long, 2 pieces – 20 1/2″ long BRACES
- C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 68 1/2″ long, 3 pieces – 17″ long BENCH FRAME
- D – 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 17″ long SUPPORT
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 21″ long, 2 pieces – 21 1/2″ long TRIMS
- F – 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 46 1/2″ long SEAT
- G – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 18 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 7″ long LEGS
- H – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 14″ long, 4 pieces – 14 1/2″ long BOTTOM
Planter Bench made from 2x4s Plans
The first step of the project is to build the side panels for the 2×4 planter bench. Therefore, cut all the components at the right dimensions, as shown in the diagram. Lay the horizontal cleats on a level surface and then attach the vertical slats. Align the slats at both ends so that the cleats overhang the panel 1 1/2″ on both sides. Drill pilot holes through the slats and then insert 2 1/2″ screws into the cleats. Leave no gaps between the slats.
Assemble the other 2 panels for the planter box. Use the same techniques described above to assemble the panels.
The next step of the project is to assemble the 4 sides together tightly. Make sure the edges are flush and check if the corners are right angled. Drill pilot holes through the blue panels and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular panels.
Fit the 2×4 support to the frame of the bench. Fit the supports into place, align the edges with attention, make sure the corners are square, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws.
Next, assemble the legs for the planter bench. Cut the components at the right size, as shown in the plans. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the brace and inset 2 1/2″ screws to secure it to the legs. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.
Fit the legs to the frame of the bench. Align the legs with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws.
Fit the 2×4 cleats to the interior of the planter box. Cut the cleats at 14″ and then secure them into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Align the edges with attention.
Fit the 2×4 slats to the cleats. Drill a few holes into the slats to make sure the excess water drains properly.
Fit the 2×4 supports to the bench frame, as shown in the plans. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the frame.
Fit the 2×4 slats to the frame of the bench. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them to the supports.
Use 2×4 lumber for the top trims. Use a miter saw to make 45 degree cuts to both ends of the trims. Align the trims into place and then secure them into place with 2 1/2″ nails.
The next step of the project is to 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 to enhance look of the planter bench.
This is a simple woodworking project, so any person with basic diy skills can get the job done in a few hours. If you like my project, I recommend you to take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans HERE. See all my planter box plans HERE. Choose from thousands of free designs and fill your life with DIY joy!
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