Simple 2×4 Bench Plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about simple 2×4 bench plans. This bench is sturdy and really simple to build from 2x4s. This bench has a modern look and it features a generous seat. All the components are made from 2x4s. Check out all my planter plans HERE. If you enjoy my design, don’t forget to take a look over the rest of my free plans HERE.

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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Simple 2×4 Bench Plans




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  • A – 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 69″ long LEGS
  • B – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 17″ long, 2 pieces – 10 1/2″ long LEGS
  • C – 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 13 1/2″ long BLOCKINGS

  • 7 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
  • 2 1/2″ screws
  • wood filler , wood glue, stain

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 Kreg Jig 

 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Post hole digger, Concrete mixer

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

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 One day

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How to build a 2×4 bench



The first step of the project is to build the sides for the 2×4 bench. Cut the components at the right dimensions from 2×4 lumber. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges with attention. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them together tightly.



Attach the next layers of 2×4 lumber. Cut the components at the dimensions shown in the diagram, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them tightly together. Align the edges with attention.

Assembling the bench

Assembling the bench

Add the rest of the modules to the 2×4 bench. Align the edges with attention and make sure the corners are square.

Side supports

Side supports

Fit the 2×4 support to the sides of the bench. Align the edges flush and drill pilot holes through the legs, before inserting 2 1/2″ screws. In addition, drill pilot holes through the supports and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the middle vertical blockings.

Fitting the side trims

Fitting the side trims

Last but not least, attach the 2×4 trims to the sides of the bench. Drill pilot holes through the trims and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly. Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain over the components to enhance the look of the project.

Simple 2x4 bench plans

Simple 2×4 bench plans

This is a simple woodworking project, so any person with basic diy skills can get the job done in a few hours. check out all my furniture plans HERE, for even more building inspiration.

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