This step by step woodworking project is about modern double chair bench with table plans. I have designed this modern piece of furniture, so you can add value to your garden. This double chair bench with table is sturdy and it features a really neat design. If you are looking for free woodworking plans for an unique garden bench you are at the right place. See all my woodworking plans HERE.
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 bench 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. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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Modern Double Chair Bench – Free DIY Plans
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- A – 6 pieces of 2×3 lumber – 24 1/2″ long LEGS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×3 lumber – 58″ long, 4 pieces – 17 3/4″ long FRAME
- C – 2 pieces of 2×3 lumber – 18 1/4″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 22 1/4″ long ARMRESTS
- D – 4 pieces of 2×3 lumber – 24″ long BACKRESTS
- E – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 17 1/2″ long, 5 pieces – 14″ long TABLE
- F – 10 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 22″ long BACKREST
- G – 8 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 22″ long SEAT
- 6 pieces of 2×3 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 1×3 lumber – 8′
- 5 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 5/8″ screws
- 2 1/2″ screws
- filler, glue, stain
Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
It’s that simple to build a modern double chair – Video!
How to build a modern double chair bench
The first step of the project is to build the supports for the seat frame. Use 2×3 lumber and make the angle cut with a miter saw. Smooth the cut edges with sandpaper for a professional result.
Lay the 2×3 components on a level surface. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly. Make sure the corners are square and add glue to the joints.
Build the legs for the double chair bench from 2×3 lumber. Use a saw to make angle cuts to both ends of the legs. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Align the legs to the seat frame and clamp them into place tightly. Drill pilot holes through the legs and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the frame. Add glue to the joints for a professional result.
Use 2×3 lumber for the armrests supports. Use a saw to make angle cuts to both ends of the supports.
Fit the supports to the sides of the bench and align the edges with attention. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Use 2×3 lumber for the backrest supports. Round the exposed corner and then smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Fit the backrest supports to the seat frame of the bench and lock them into place with 2 1/2″ screws, after drilling pilot holes.
Fit 1×4 slats to the seat of the bench. Cut the slats at the right dimensions and then attach them to the seat. Fit a piece of 3/4″ plywood between the slats and align them at both ends. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Continue the project by attaching the 1×4 slats to the backrests.
Cut the table supports from 1×3 lumber. Attach them into place with 1 5/8″ screws. Use a spirit level to make sure the supports are horizontal.
Last but not least, you should attach the 1×43 slats to the top of the table supports. Align the edges with attention and fit a piece of 1/2″ plywood between the slats, as a spacer. In this manner, you will get even gaps. Drill pilot holes at both ends of the slats and insert 1 5/8″ screws into the supports.
Fit the 1×4 armrests to the sides of the bench. Use a jigsaw to round the exposed end of the pieces. Use 2″ nails and glue to secure the armrests into place tightly.
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. Attach handles to the lid, to ease the opening process.
This double chair bench is idea for any backyard with a modern touch. This bench with table is easy to build and it will serve you for many years in a row.
Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the project and to protect the wooden bench from decay, I recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain. See my other bench designs HERE. See the matching garden chair, the footrest and the outdoor side table.
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