Hall bench plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about hall bench plans. If you want to learn more about building a wood bench with a neat look for your entryway, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. Check out the rest of the woodworking projects, as there are many plans to choose from and many ideas to use for your home.

Before starting the actual construction project, we recommend you to plan everything, as to save money and to keep the costs under control. Adjust the size and the design of the hall bench to suit your needs. In addition, we recommend you to invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar, as they have a nice finish and are highly durable, especially in a humid environment.

If you don’t have a rich expertise in woodworking field, you should ask a friend to give you a hand with the project. There are many things that you could go wrong, so make sure you plan everything and invest in quality materials. Select the lumber with attention, making sure the components are perfectly straight and in a very good condition. Use a carpentry square to check if the corners are right-angled.

 

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Hall bench plans

Building a hall bench

Building a hall bench

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 1×14 lumber – 18″ long SIDES
  • B – 1 piece of 1×14 lumber – 46 1/2″ long BOTTOM
  • C – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 46 1/2″ long SUPPORTS
  • D – 1 piece of 1×14 lumber – 48″ long SEAT

 

Tools

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

 

Tips

  • Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
  • Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface

 

Time

  • One Day

 

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Building a hall bench

Building the sides

Building the sides

 

The first step of the project is to build the sides of the modern hall bench. Therefore, build the components out of 1×14 lumber or out of 3/4″ plywood. Smooth the cut edges with fine-grit sandpaper and repeat the process for the opposite side.

 

Attaching the bottom to the bench

Attaching the bottom to the bench

 

The next step of the project is to build the frame of the bench. Therefore, cut the bottom component and secure it to the sides by using 1 1/4″ screws and glue. Align the edges with great care, make sure the corners are square before inserting the galvanized screws.

 

Fitting the top supports

Fitting the top supports

 

Continue the woodworking projects by fitting the 1×3 supports to the top of the structure. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them to the sides by using 1 1/4″ screws. Check if the corners are square and add glue for extra-rigidity.

 

Attaching the top component

Attaching the top component

 

One of the last steps of the project is to attach the seat to the bench structure. In order to secure the seat to the frame, we recommend you to drill pocket holes through the supports and to insert 1 1/4″ screws. Align the edges and add glue to the joints. Use a spirit level to check if the seat is perfectly horizontal.

 

Attaching the trims

Attaching the trims

 

If you want to enhance the look of the modern bench, you could fit 1×2 trims to the sides. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to choose 1/4″ thick trims and to cut their ends at 45 degrees. Secure the trims into place using brad nails and glue. Leave no gaps between the components.

 

Hall bench plans

Hall bench plans

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues.

Smart Tip: Apply several coats of stain or paint to the wooden components, if you want to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the wood hall bench.

 

 

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