This step by step diy woodworking project is about bench plans free. This project features a wooden bench that can be built by any person with basic skills. If you want to get a professional result, you need to read all the instructions and invest in quality materials. As a general rule, we recommend you to invest in durable lumber, such as cedar, pine or redwood, as they also have a nice natural finish.
There are so many designs and materials to choose from, that we really recommend you to spend some time researching the most suitable plans for your needs. If you still haven’t found what you are looking for, we strongly recommend you to pay attention to these instructions and to check out the related projects, if you want to get more ideas and potential projects for your home and garden. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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- A – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 16″ long LEGS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 11″ long SUPPORTS
- C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 24“ long BRACES
- D – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 26″ long SEAT
- 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 6 ft
- 1 piece of 2×2 lumber – 8 ft
- 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 4 ft
- 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 2 ft
- 2 1/2″ screws
- 1 5/8″ screws
- 1 1/4″ screws
- wood filler
- wood glue
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Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
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Building a bench
The first step of the project is to build the legs for the bench. As you can easily notice in the plans, you need to use four pieces of 16″ long 2×2 lumber. Use a good circular saw to make 10 degree cuts at both ends of the legs. Smooth the cut edges with sandpaper and remove the residues with a cleaner.
After building the for legs, we recommend you to assemble the sides of the wooden bench. In order to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to cut the supports out of 1×4 lumber. Cut both sides at 80 degrees before attaching them to the legs.
Make sure you pre-drill the supports before inserting the screws, to prevent the wood from splitting. Leave no gaps between the components and add glue to the joints.
The next step of the project is to attach the 1×6 slats to the bench. As you can easily notice in the plans, we recommend you to lay the slats on a level surface, leaving 1/2″ between them. Smooth the cut edges with sandpaper and remove the residues with a cleaner.
Drill pocket holes through the 1×4 supports and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the seat slats. Add glue to the joints and align everything with attention.
In order to add extra-support to the bench, we really recommend you to fit the 1×4 braces to the front and back faces of the bench. Therefore, we recommend you to align everything with attention and to and to leave no gaps between the components. Drill pilot holes through the supports and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the legs.
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: In order to protect the lumber from water damage, we recommend you to cover the components with several coats of paint. Place the wood basic bench in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.
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