Corner bench plans

This step by step diy project is about corner bench plans. If you want to learn more about building a a beautiful indoor corner bench, pay attention to this project. Follow the instructions and pay attention to the diagrams and build the wooden entryway bench in just one weekend, even if you are a beginner when it comes to woodworking.

You should always plan everything from the very beginning, in order to prevent costly mistakes and to save time. Taking into account the exquisite design, this bench can match the style of any home and add character to your entryway. Mark the cut lines on the slats before making the cuts and use a jigsaw to get the job done. If you are looking for other designs or sizes, you should check out the rest of the animal plans.

There are a few tips that you should take into account, if you want to get a professional result. Therefore, take accurate measurements and use professional tool when making the cuts or when drilling pilot holes. Align the components at both ends and add waterproof glue to the joints, if you want to create a rigid structure. Round the exposed edges with sandpaper or by using a good router.

 

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Corner bench plans

Building a corner bench

Building a corner bench

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 40 1/4″ long LEGS
  • B – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 33″ long, 1 piece – 48 1/4″ long SUPPORTS
  • C – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 26 1/2″x53″ long SEAT
  • D – 2 piece of 2×4 lumber – 33″ long BACKREST
  • E – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 33″ long BACKREST
  • F – 10 pieces of 2×2 balusters – 10 1/2″ long BALUSTERS
  • G – 3 pieces of 2×2 finials FINIALS

 

Tools

  • Safety gloves, glasses, Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

 

Tips

  • Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts
  • Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws

 

Time

  • One Week

 

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Building a corner bench

Building the frame of the corner bench

Building the frame of the corner bench

 

The first step of the woodworking project is to build the frame of the corner bench. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to build the legs out of 2×2 lumber and the supports out of 1×4 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them to the legs using 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and leave no gaps between the components.

 

Fitting the front support

Fitting the front support

 

Build the front support out of 1×4 lumber, making sure you cut both ends of the component at 45 degrees. Fit the support to the frame of the bench and secure it into place using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.

 

Fitting the middle support

Fitting the middle support

 

In order to add rigidity to the frame, you should fit a 2×4 middle support to the frame of the bench, as in the diagram. Cut one end of the support at 45 degrees, as in the plans. Drill pilot holes and secure the support to the frame using 1 1/4″ screws.

 

Fitting the backrest supports

Fitting the backrest supports

 

Continue the project by assembling the backrests. Use 2×4 and 2×2 lumber to get the job done in a professional manner and drill pocket holes at both ends of the components. Align the supports with great care and secure them to the legs using 2 1/2″ screws. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.

 

Fitting the balusters

Fitting the balusters

 

Next, install the 2×2 balusters to the backrest of the corner bench. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the balusters into place. Make sure you place the balusters equally spaced, every 5 3/4″ on center. If you cannot adjust balusters to 10 1/2″ you should use regular square 2×2 balusters, although the end result won’t be as dramatic.

 

Building the seat

Building the seat

 

Build the seat out of 3/4″ plywood. Mark the cut lines on the plywood sheet and get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the cut edges with fine-grit sandpaper and remove the residues before staining the corner bench.

 

Attaching the seat

Attaching the seat

 

Attach the 3/4″ plywood piece to the frame of the seat, as shown in the diagram. Make sure the edges are aligned with attention and leave no gaps between the components. Use glue and 1 1/4″ finishing nails to lock the component into place tightly. Smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper.

 

Fitting the finials

Fitting the finials

 

In order to enhance the look of the corner bench, we recommend you to install finials to the top of the legs. Center the finials into place and secure them tightly using 1 1/4″ brad nails and glue.

 

Corner bench plans

Corner bench plans

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. In order to get a professional result, fill the holes and the gaps with wood filler and let it dry out for a few hours. Check if there are protruding screws and fix this issue, if necessary.

Smart Tip: Apply a few coats of stain or exterior paint to the components, in order to protect them from decay and water damage. Check out the rest of the furniture plans featured on our website.

 

 

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