5 Board Bench

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About Project

A simple bench that you can build from five basic boards. This bench can find uses throughout your home or even outdoors. Apply a beautiful finish to take this bench from basic to beautiful.

Dimensions
41 1/2" x11 1/2" x 36"

Preparation

Shopping List

1 – 1×12 (8′ Length)
2 – 1×4 (8′ Length)

Common Materials
1 1/2 inch screws
2 inch finish nails
120 grit sandpaper
primer
wood conditioner
paint
paint brush
Cut List

2 – 1×12 @ 17 1/4″ (Sides)
2 - 1×4 @ 41 1/2″ (Side Apron)
1 – 1×4 @ 36″ (Center Support)
1 – 1×12 @ 41 1/2″ (Top)

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Hammer
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Drill
Circular Saw
Power Sander
General Instructions

Cut all your boards first. Predrill all your screw holes with a countersink bit. Always use glue. Check for square as you progress. Work on a clean level surface. Have fun and be safe.

Instructions

Step 1

Cut your sides as shown above. Use the measurements above to guide you.

Step 2

Cut your side apron pieces as shown above. The cut will be 2″ deep on either end.

Step 3

Fasten the center support as shown above. Keep top edge flush with the sides.

Step 4

Attach the sides as shown above. The apron sides will overextend the bench sides by 2″, as shown above.

Step 5

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