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


Follow the steps below to complete this project.


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.



---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.


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.


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.



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  


(35) 2 1/2" Pocket Hole Screws  

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"  

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