This beautiful vintage style drawer bench is made out of pine whitewood boards. It features two drawers and a nice, wide seat top. Pair with a pretty shelf or hooks to create a functional and charming entryway. Free plans from Ana-White.com
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- 1 - 2x2 @ 6 feet long
- 1 - 1x12 @ 6 feet long
- 1 - 1x2 @ 6 feet long
- 2 - 1x3 @ 10 feet long
- 3 - 1x6 @ 8 feet long
- 1 - 1x4 @ 6 feet long
- 1 - 1x8 @ 4 feet long
- 2'x4' sheet of 1/4” plywood for drawer bottoms
- 2 sets of 15” drawer slides (euro bottom corner mounts) - can be 14" drawer slides
- 2 knobs or handles
- 4 - 2x2 @ 16-1/2” (legs)
- 2 - 1x12 @ 13-3/4” (sides)
- 1 - 1x12 @ 44” (back)
- 2 - 1x2 @ 44” (front trim)
- 1 - 1x2 @ 7-1/2” (front center trim)
- 1 - 1x3 @ 44” (front base trim)
- 1 - 1x3 @ 14 1/2” (center drawer cleat)
- 2 - 1x3 @ 13 3/4” (side drawer cleats)
- 4 - 1x6 @ 15”
- 4 - 1x6 @ 19-1/8” (cut to fit!)
- 2 - 1/4” plywood @ 20 5/8” x 15” (cut to fit!)
- 2 - 1x8 @ 21 3/8” (cut to fit!)
- 3 - 1x6 @ 47”
- 2 - 1x3 @ 16 1/2”
- 1 - 1x4 @ 48 1/2”
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!
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.
Fri, 01/10/2014 - 12:47
Is it wrong that I like this
Is it wrong that I like this one better? Awesome work girls!
Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:14
I like it better too!
I agree! This one is lovely and elegant, and I much prefer the lines and finish on this one. Better than the inspiration piece!
Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:47
Whitney your skills are shining in this bench....look how beautifully those drawers are sitting!
Fri, 01/10/2014 - 15:25
Just checked out the
Just checked out the original, but I LIKE this one better. Great job...
Tue, 01/21/2014 - 07:01
Do you know where I can find 15' drawer slides?? The guy at Lowe's said they only sell them in even numbers like 14', 16" and 18". I bought the 16" ones but after looking at all the pictures I think I need shorter ones or I'll have to adjust the plan, and that just makes my head hurt thinking about it:-)
In reply to drawer slides by bhoppy
Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:21
Drawer slides for bench
I think you would be fine with the 14" drawer slides. In Whitney's post, it looks like the slides were slightly shorter than the drawer length - I'd go with 14".
Sat, 01/25/2014 - 14:05
Corrections to shopping list
I'm attempting this beautiful bench myself. I did run into a few issues with the shopping list. You need 8' of 1x2 and 12' of 1x3. Hope this helps anyone in the future.
Sun, 11/16/2014 - 16:07
Few things to know about this plan...
I'm in the process of building this bench. A couple of issues with these plans you should know. First, the shopping list is wrong, you need to buy two 1x2 6' boards, not one. Second, if you pocket screw the sides to the legs flush, the screws will split through the legs. Recess the side panels by a 1/4 inch and the screws will burrow in properly. Lastly, the plans tell you how to cut the apron details, but not the top rails...it took me a while to figure it out. I'll post pictures when I'm done.
In reply to Few things to know about this plan... by DrMikeS
Sun, 11/16/2014 - 17:32
Hi DrMikeS, I am starting
Hi DrMikeS, I am starting this plan, thank you for the tips. Please share some pictures when you can!
Tue, 02/07/2017 - 14:39
what are your thoughts?
Could i just buy a 3/4" sheet of ply and get all but my 2x2 cuts from that?
Mon, 02/03/2020 - 16:42
So are all these meant to be…
So are all these meant to be done with boards without cutting them down to hard corners? My 2x2's are essentially 1.5x1.5 and have round corners.