Modern Farm Bench Adaptation

Submitted by babysteps on Thu, 03/10/2011 - 10:03

I have been wanting a bench for this space for years. I adapted the plans to fit the baskets I was already using. I used 2x8s to make the seat deeper. Final dimensions are 60" wide by 17.5 deep by 18" high.
My actual cut list:
2 - 2x4 by 57" front and back apron
4 - 2x6 by 18" legs
2 - 2x8 by 57" seat
6 - 2x2 by 14.5" seat supports
2 - 2x4 by 6.5" side spacer between legs
I used a Kreg jig for the first time to attach the support pieces to the side aprons. I used the same hollow made by the Kreg to add a few screws through the support pieces into the top.

Estimated Cost
$25
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
Minwax wood conditioner. Minwax Pecan and Early American blend. Minwax gloss poly.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner