Farmhouse Bench – Free DIY Plans

This step by step woodworking project is about wooden diy 6 feet wood farmhouse bench plans. If you want to make a few old school benches with x-shaped legs for your home, make sure you check out my free tutorial. This wood bench seat is easy to build but it features a neat design. See my other DIY projects HERE.

We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.

 

 

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Farmhouse Bench – Free DIY Plans

Building a farmhouse bench

Building a farmhouse bench

 

Materials

  • A – 2 piece of 4×4 lumber – 16 1/2″ long, 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 3 1/2″ long BASE
  • B – 2 piece of 4×4 lumber – 10 1/4″ long, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 14 1/2″ long SUPPORTS
  • C – 8 piece of 2×4 lumber – 7″ long BRACES
  • D – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 57  1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 11 1/4″ long STERTCHER
  • E – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 16 1/2″ long, 3 pieces – 61″ long SEAT

Tools

Time

  • One Day

 

 

How to build a farmhouse bench

Building the base for the bench

Building the base for the bench

The first step of the project is to build the base for the bench. As you can see in the diagram, you need to use 4×4 lumber and 1×4 slats. Use glue and 2″ nails to secure the slats to the beams. Use a saw to make small miter cuts to both eds of the beams. Smooth everything together tightly with sandpaper.

Assembling the side frames

Assembling the side frames

Use 4×4 lumber for the vertical supports. Drill pocket holes at both ends and on both sides. Center the support to the base, make sure the corners are square and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock everything together tightly. Fit a piece of 2×4 support to the top of the

Fitting the braces

Fitting the braces

Use 2×4 lumber for the X-braces. Use a miter saw to make 45 degree cuts to both ends of the braces and then secure them into place with screws. Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws to prevent the wood from splitting.

Fitting the stretcher

Fitting the stretcher

Use 2×4 lumber for the stretcher. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the beam and then center it to the sides. Insert 2 1/2″ screws to secure the stretcher into place tightly. Use 2×4 lumber for the braces. Cut both ends to of the braces at 45 degrees. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.

Building the seat

Building the seat

Use 2×6 lumber for the seat components. Drill pocket holes through the slats, as shown in the diagram. Add glue to the joints and then insert the 2 1/2″ screws.

Fitting the seat

Fitting the seat

Center the frame of the bench to the seat. Drill pilot holes through the stretcher and supports, and then insert 2 1/2″ screws.

Free Farmhouse Bench Plans

Free Farmhouse Bench Plans

Fill the holes with putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain to enhance the look of the bench.

6ft Farmhouse Bench Plans

6ft Farmhouse Bench Plans

Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Make sure you check all my bench/chair plans HERE. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.

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