Fancy X Farmhouse Bench

Submitted by Ana White on Thu, 05/23/2019 - 11:00
Difficulty
Intermediate
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Free plans to build a Fancy X Farmhouse Bench! Step by step instructions with diagrams from ana-white.com

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farmhouse bench with three legs and supports

Happy Monday! Here's hoping you had an awesome weekend! And especially hoping you were able to fit some DIY time in! 

One of our most popular tables is the Fancy X Farmhouse table plans

A table this beautiful deserves a matching bench plan.

This table and bench was built by Whitney from Shanty2Chic.   

"I was so excited to finally tackle the benches for the outdoor table. It's been well over 100 degrees here for a long time, and I had no desire to even walk outside! The temperature dropped, and I immediately told Ana I was ready. She delivered and I LOVE them! The style is a perfect compliment to the already awesome table. I built both in about 3 hours and stained them the next day. Total cost... $35 a bench! Wahoo! Thanks so much Ana!

$35 and 3 hours and you could have yourself a new Fancy X Bench! This is why I love DIY! And you can get what you want too!

 

Different Length Bench Options

For this plan, we choose to build the benches just a tad short of the table so they slide underneath. But you can also build the benches the full table length as well - I've included notes in the plan to help you easily adjust this plan to fit!

Dimensions
diagram showing dimensions for the fancy x farmhouse bench
Dimensions shown above.

Preparation

Shopping List

SHOPPING LIST FOR 63" LONG BENCH

3 – 2x6 @ 6 feet long

1 – 2x4 @ 3 feet long

3 – 2x2 @ 8 feet long

2 – 1x2 @ 8 feet long

1 – 1x3 @ 8 feet long

 

SHOPPING LIST FOR 96"LONG BENCH

3 – 2x6 @ 8 feet long

1 – 2x4 @ 3 feet long

3 – 2x2 @ 8 feet long

2 – 1x2 @ 8 feet long

1 – 1x3 @ 8 feet long

Cut List

LEGS FOR ALL BENCH LENGTHS

3 – 2x4 @ 11 ¼”

12 – 2x2 @ 6” (long point to long point, both ends cut at 45 degrees off square, NOT parallel)

6 – 1x2 @ 13 ½”

8 – 2x2 @ 16 ½” (long point to long point, both ends cut at 45 degrees off square, ends NOT parallel)

6 – 1x2 @ 2 ½”

 

TOP/STRETCHER FOR 63" LONG BENCH

2 – 1x3 @ 26 ¼”

3 – 2x6 @ 63”

 

TOP/STRETCHER FOR 96" LONG BENCH

2 – 1x3 @ 34 1/2” (this puts the bench legs to the outside of the table legs just slightly to allow the benches to slide in somewhat)

3 – 2x6 @ 96”

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Drill
Miter Saw
Power Sander
Drill Bit Set
General Instructions

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!

Instructions

Step 1

Build legs first, starting at inside and working outward. Once you have one built, use it as a pattern for the other legs.

Step 2

Attach stretchers with 1 1/4" PH screws and wood glue.

Step 3

Add seat boards as shown in diagram.

Step 4

Add bottom decorative supports centered between legs. for an additional decorative touch.

For added support, you could also run cross braces from the center support to each leg - not essential for the shorter bench, but a possible consideration for the longer bench.

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.

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.
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Comments

Rusticsparkle

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 11:08

I have made several of these benches in last few years , with few changes . My question is why do some of them wobble ? I usually attach my base to top upside down and do from under , so tried doing from top and still had a wobble . Any ideas why this sometimes happens ?

 

i did 6 of them in dec and happens 60% of the time :(