Even a luggage rack can be beautiful - and sturdy! - when you build it yourself with wood! Free plans by ANA-WHITE.com
SHOPPING LIST PER ONE BENCH
10' of 2x2 boards
2 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long (cut half of the top and half of the shelf boards from each)
1 - 1x2 @ 10 feet long
1-1/4" brad nails or staples
2-1/2" wood screws, self tapping (only need four)
CUT LIST FOR ONE BENCH
4 - 2x2 @ 19-1/4" - both ends cut at 35 degrees off square, long point to short point, ends ARE parallel
2 - 2x2 @ 12-3/8"
4 - 1x2 @ 29"
6 - 1x4 @ 12" (cut 3 from each 1x4 @ 8 feet long)
4 - 1x4 @ 29-1/2" (cut 2 from each remaining 1x4)
Using a compound miter saw, cut 2x2s at 35 Degrees off square, both ends parallel to each other, long point to short point measurement.
Then set legs as shown and mark the overlap. Remove overlap by notching with a circular saw set to 3/4" depth, making cuts every 1/4", and then removing material with a chisel.
This is shown in the video tutorial.
Each leg will be notched in mirror to the other, so two mirrored legs make an X.
Tue, 12/24/2019 - 14:11
Watch Your Cuts
These are so cute, but be fair warned the cuts aren't all correct. The plan says to make 35 degree cuts, but the plan picture says 40 degree cuts. I went ahead and did 35 degree cuts and it turned out fine. Also the bottom 1x4s should be 13 inches, but on the cut list it says 12 inches. Do not do what I did and cut them 12 inches I had to go back and sand, cut, condition, and stain 2, 1x4s again since I made two. Talk about frustrating when you just want to finish, sigh.
Fri, 06/19/2020 - 20:02
Easy way to make this foldable? Thanks!