This step by step diy project is about 6 ft farmhouse bench plans. This is a simple bench with a farmhouse design, that you can build in one weekend. This bench seat is sturdy and it comes with that distinctive rustic look. As always, my woodworking plans come with step by step diagrams and full Cut / Shopping lists, so you can build this project in a few hours with basic tools and materials you can find at most DIY stores.
It is essential to choose the right materials before starting the construction and the assembly of the bed. As you will see in the project, you need to choose durable lumber with a nice appearance, such as pine, cedar or redwood. Make sure the components are in a good visual condition and choose professional tools when adjusting their size. Take accurate measurements and join the components with glue and screws.
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Building a 6 ft farmhouse bench
The first step of the project is to assemble the side frames for the bench. Therefore, use 4×4 lumber for the base and middle components and 2×4 lumber for the top component. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the middle components and center it into place. Insert 2 1/2″ screws to assemble the frames, making sure the corners are square and the edges perfectly aligned.
Next, we need to attach the diagonals to the frames. Use a miter saw to make 45 degree bevel cuts to both ends of the braces and then secure them into place with 2 1/2″ screws, after drilling pilot holes.
Use 2×6 lumber for the seat boards. Cut the slats at the dimensions shown in the diagram. Drill pocket holes through the boards and lay them on a level surface. Leave no gaps between the boards and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock everything together tightly. Add glue to the joints.
Fit the two frames to the seat and align them as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the 2×4 board and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the seat. Also, add glue to the joints.
Use 2×4 lumber for the stretcher. This component will add strength to the bench and help it support extra weight. Therefore. Drill pocket holes and secure it into place with 2 1/2″ screws.
Use 1×4 slats for the base. Cut small pieces and add them to the 4x4s with glue and 2″ nails.
Use a 2×4 lumber for the braces. These diagonal braces will add lateral support, so the bench doesn’t move sideways. Make 45 degree cuts at both ends of the braces and secure them into place with 2 1/2″ screws.
This bench is sturdy and it features and elegant design. Fill the holes with wood plugs and fill the dents with wood putty. After a few hours, smooth the surfaces with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint/ stain to enhance the look of the bench. See plans for a farmhouse table HERE.
I also have Premium Plans for this chair, a full PDF file that also comes with a cut layout diagram (shows you how to cut the components from the materials, so you get minimum waste). See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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