Modern Farmhouse Bench

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bernsteinmatt17 added on 4/18/2019

5 Step plans to build your own modern farmhouse bench. Sizes can easily be altered, and it only takes 3 boards of lumber that costs 20 dollars. All you need is a saw and pocket hole joinery! Do it yourself bench plans. Customize however you like. Message with any question

Directions

Follow the steps below to complete this project.

1

Bench Top

---NOTE: The 2x8 board has also been ripped to 7 inches to allow a smooth top. This is not a necessary step.--- Make the cuts for the two-piece top. Then drill 1 1⁄2 inch pocket holes. Apply glue for added strength, clamp the two boards together and attach with 2 1⁄2 inch pocket hole screws.

2

Legs

---NOTE: The 2x4 boards have been ripped from 3.5 inches to 3 inches for all cuts of 2x4's for the project. This is not necessary but make sure to adjust measurements to account for the difference in width of the boards.--- Cut the legs and short aprons to size. Drill 1 1⁄2 inch pocket holes on the aprons. Attach the aprons to the legs with 2 1⁄2 inch pocket hole screws and wood glue. The top apron should be flush with the top of the legs. The bottom apron should be 1 1⁄2 inches from the bottom.

3

Long Aprons

Cut the two longer aprons. Drill 1 1⁄2 inch pocket holes on the aprons and attach to the sides with 2 1⁄2 inch pocket hole screws and wood glue. Make sure the pocket holes to connect the top are facing in the correct direction.

4

Attach Top

Lay the frame of the bench on top of the bottom of the top. Center it, add wood glue and 2 1⁄2 inch pocket whole screws through the longer aprons.

5

Finsih

FINISH! Sand and then apply a paint or stain to get the look you like. Share your build and use #berniesbuilds!

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(2) 2x4, 120", Board  
(1) 2x8, 120", Board  

Hardware/Supplies:

Parts/Cut List:

(4) Legs, 1.5"x3"x17"  
(4) Short Apron, 1.5"x3"x9"  
(2) Long Apron, 1.5"x3"x48"  
(2) Top Piece Cut, 1.5"x7"x59 3/4"  

Extras:

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