This step by step diy project is about glider bench plans. I have designed this simple glider bench with a stand, so you can relax in your backyard while taking in a breath of fresh air. 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. Premium Plans for this project available in the Shop.
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Glider Bench Plans
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- A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 15″ long, 2 pieces – 21 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 22″ long LEGS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 11 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 12 3/4″ long SUPPORT
- C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 57″ long, 4 pieces – 15 1/2″ long SEAT FRAME
- D – 5 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 57″ long SEAT
- E – 3 pieces of 2×3 lumber – 10 1/2″ long, 18 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 10 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 57″ long BACKREST
- 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 6′
- 5 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 6′
- 1 piece of 2×3 lumber – 4′
- 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 8′
- glider brackets
- 2 1/2″ screws
- 2 1/2″ screws
- 1 5/8″ screws
- 2″ nail
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
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- PART 1: Glider Bench Plans
- PART 2: Glider Stand Plans
How to build a glider bench
The first step of the project is to build the back legs for the glider bench. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to cut the components from 2×4 lumber. Use a miter saw to make the angle cuts. Lay the components on a level surface and then lock them together with screws and glue. Align the edges with attention.
Cut the front legs and the horizontal supports from 2×4 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal supports. Align the edges with attention and use 2 1/2″ screws to lock them together tightly.
Use 2×4 lumber for the seat frame. Cut the components at the right dimensions. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and assemble the frame together tightly with 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.
Attach the sides to the seat frame. Align the edges with attention, making sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes through the frame and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the legs.
Fit 1×4 slats to the seat frame. Align the edges with attention and place a piece of 1/4″ plywood between the slats, to create even gaps. Drill pilot holes through the slats and insert 1 5/8″ screws into the seat frame.
Use 2×4 lumber for the top and bottom backrest supports. Drill pocket holes at both ends and then secure them to the back legs with 2 1/2″ screws.
Use 2×2 and 2×3 for the backrest slats. Drill pocket holes at both ends and then use 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly. Use 1 piece of 1 1/4″ wood to create even gaps.
You can easily make adjustments to my plans to suit your needs and tastes. Moreover, you can adjust the height of the legs. See all my outdoor furniture projects HERE. Premium Plans for this project available in the Shop.
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