2×4 Easy to Build Bench Plans

This step by step woodworking project is about 2×4 easy to build bench plans. This bench is a simple project so anyone with basic woodworking skills can make it in a few days. My plans come with step by step instructions and you can easily adjust all the dimensions to suit your needs. 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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2×4 Easy to Build Bench Plans

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Building-a-garden-bench

 

Materials

  • A – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12″ long, 2 pieces – 9″ long, 2 pieces – 12″ long LEGS
  • B – 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 42″ long SEAT
  • C – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 35″ long, 1 piece – 6 1/2″ long SUPPORTS
  • D – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 43 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 12″ long TRIMS

Tools

Time

  • One Day

 

 

Building a 2×4 bench seat

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Building-the-side-supports

The first step of the project is to build the side legs for the bench. Cut the components at the right dimensions and secure them with pocket screws. Drill pocket holes along the top of the 12″ legs and insert 2 1/2″ screws. In addition, drill pocket holes at both ends of 9″ components and insert 2 1/2″ screws. Align edges with attention and add glue to the joints.

seat-slats

Seat-slats

Attach the 2×4 slats to the top of the supports. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws. Place a piece of 3/4″ plywood between the slats to create even gaps.

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Attaching-the-side-trims

Attach 1×4 trims to the bench, so enhance its look. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ brad nails to secure them into place.

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Fitting-the-stretcher

Fit the 2×4 stretcher to the bottom of the bench. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the stretcher and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the side legs.

fitting-the-middle-support

Fitting-the-middle-support

Fit a 2×4 support to the middle of the bench. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the support and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the frame.

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Easy-to-build-bench-plans

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

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2×4-easy-to-build-bench-plans

If you want a quick afternoon project, make sure you check out these plans. This bench is extremely sturdy and it will provide moments of relaxation in your backyard. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.

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