This farmhouse style bench is industrial chic with the addition of a metal bar. This free woodworking plan is easy to build, with step by step instructions, and you will only need simple basic tools, lumber like 2x4 boards, and pine boards. You can leave your pine furniture unfinished, or paint bench in any finish including a distressed or antiqued finish.
We also have plans for a matching dining table.
- 3 - 1x6 @ 6 feet long
- 1 - 1x4 @ 6 feet long
- 3 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
- 1 - 2x4 @ 10 feet long
- 2 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
- 8 - 1x3 @ 17 1/2" (both ends beveled at 10 degrees off square, ends are parallel to each other)
- 2 - 1x4 @ 13 1/2" (End Aprons)
- 2 - 1x3 @ 14 1/2" (Stretcher)
- 4 - 1x3 @ 8 1/2" (Spacer)
- 4 - 1x3 @ 2 7/8" (Longest Point, one end beveled at ten degrees off square)
- 2 - 2x4 @ 52 1/4" (Short Point to short point, both ends cut at 10 degrees off square, NOT parallel to each other)
- 2 - 2x2 @ 64"
- 2 - 2x2 @ 13 1/2"
- 2 - 1x4 @ 16 1/2"
- 3 - 1x6 @ 57"
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Shown with a 1" diameter 60" long iron pipe, like this one from Lowes.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.