This step by step diy woodworking project is about wooden bench plans. If you want to learn more about building an outdoor dining table, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are many other designs and plans to choose from when building projects for your backyard, so make sure you take a close look over the related plans that are featured on our site.
There are many plans and designs to choose from, so make sure you take a close look over the rest of the table plans featured on our website. Plan everything with attention and adjust the size and the shape of the bench to suit your needs. Plumb the legs and make sure the corners are right-angled before inserting the galvanized screws into place. Drill pilot or pocket holes to prevent the wood from splitting. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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Wooden Bench Plans
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- A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 36 1/4″ long, 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 17″ long LEGS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 37″ long, 10 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 10 1/2″ long BACKREST
- C – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 37 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 16 1/2″ long FRAME
- D – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 18 1/4″ long, 1 pieces – 37″ long SUPPORTS
- E – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 19 1/2″x40″ long SEAT
- 2 1/2″ screws
- 1 5/8″ screws
- wood filler
- wood glue
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Building a wooden bench
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the back and front legs. Mark the cut lines on the 2×4 slats and get the job done in a professional manner, by using a circular saw.
Smooth the cut edges with sandpaper in order to get the job done in a professional manner. Cut the front legs out of 2×2 lumber after taking accurate measurements. Work with attention and invest in high-quality materials.
The next step of the woodworking project is attach the supports to the frame of the bench. Cut the components at the right size and drill pocket holes at both ends. Align the components with great care, make sure the corners are right-angled and insert the 1 1/4″ screws into the legs.
Continue the woodworking project is to lock the two sides of the bench together by fitting the supports. Cut the components out of 1×3 lumber and drill pocket holes at both ends.
Top Tip: Drill pocket holes at both ends. align them with great care and make sure the corners are right-angled, before inserting the 1 1/4″ galvanized screws into place. Add glue to enhance the rigidity of the joints.
In order to enhance the rigidity of the structure, we recommend you to fit a 2×2 stretcher between the two sides of the bench. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the stretcher, align it with great care and lock it into place with 2 1/2″ galvanized screws.
Building the backrest of the wooden bench is a straight forward-process, but you need to take accurate measurements and to cut the components with a circular saw. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the components and secure them to the legs with 2 1/2″ galvanized screws.
Drill pocket holes at both ends of the slats and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the supports. Place the slats equally-spaced and leave no gaps between the components.
Cut the seat for the bench out of 3/4″ plywood, making sure you cut out the notches to the back of the seat, in order to fit around the legs. Drill pocket holes through the supports and insert the 1 1/4″ screws into the seat. Add waterproof glue to the joints, as to enhance the bond of the joints.
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: If you want to enhance the look of the woodworking project and to protect the table from decay, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain. Place the bench in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.
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